Sectioned Rolls-Royce 'Dart' turboprop aero engine, c 1940s.

Sectioned Rolls-Royce 'Dart' turboprop aero engine, c 1940s.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

This engine was used to power the first turboprop airliner to go into service, the Vickers Viscount in 1953. Turboprop engines were pioneered in Britain, and consist of a gas turbine driving a propeller, the thrust of which is augmented by the jet exhaust.

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