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The Start of a Revolution

By Canonshots
As well as the Rolls-Royce RB211 featured in an earlier upload, Derby Silk Mill also has this engine, the Whittle W2, which was one of the first to be built by Sir Frank Whittle's company. From this primitive beginning the advanced engines of today have been developed.



Tags: General Derby Aero engine Silk Mill Museum Whittle W2

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31 Jul 2017 12:41PM
That's an impressive bit of kit well captured Smile
31 Jul 2017 8:36PM
I thought it looked like a rocket engine. Glad you informed us what it was. Debs
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10 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2017 12:04AM
Fascinating subject... Isabel GrinGrin

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