Rolls-Royce RB211 and Olympus 593 Mk 3B aero engines, October 2000.
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Rolls-Royce RB211 and Olympus 593 Mk 3B aero-engines in the Flight Gallery, Science Museum, London. The Olympus engine (foreground) was made for the Concorde 002 aeroplane in the 1970s. The RB211 asisted the development of all Rolls-Royce's large engines and was conceived because of the problems asociated with noise and rising fuel costs.