Experimental pulse jet valve asembly, c 1955.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Experimental pulse jet valve asembly, c 1955.

Hills, Jennie

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Made by Westland Helicopters of Somerset, England, this unit was used to accelerate the spin rate of helicopter rotor blades. Jet asisted rotation was trialed in the Fairey Rotodyne in the late 1950s but proved too noisy for city centre operations.
 

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