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What Plane Use Rolls Royce Jet Engine?(Fire Truck)  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4214 times:

What airplanes used these Rolls Royce jet engines?

Their current duty is on this Hawaiian Fire Dept Jet-powered Fire Truck...
(land speed up to 407 miles per hour, Guiness Book of World Records certified)


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6512 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4196 times:

The Viper is used in the Jet Provost and the various Aermacchi trainers. Not sure what else.

people are odd, fascinating, and oddly fascinating.
User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4161 times:

Seems to me the engines are equipped with afterburners.In that case they would be R/R Speys previously used in the British versions of the F-4 Phantom.

"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4133 times:

Looks like this truck would be perfect set a fire rather than extinguish one!

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4116 times:

Where are the air inlets? I can't seem to find them.

User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2368 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4096 times:


User currently offlineTrident From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4089 times:

The Viper was originally a Bristol Siddeley design. It was acquired by Rolls Royce when they took over the Bristol Aero Engine division in the early 60's (as also happened with the Pegasus (Harrier) and Olympus (Concorde and Vulcan). The Viper had been designed for use in unmanned drone/target aircraft such as the Jindivik. It was also used in the early versions of the De Havilland (later Hawker Siddeley) HS125 executive jet.

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