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Are Hovercraft Engines Used On Any Plane  
User currently offlineTrent_800 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 136 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

Ive just watched "Big Stuff" on Channel 5 (UK) and the worlds largest hovercraft was on it, operating from the UK to France and back. It has 4 Props on it, each powerd by a Rolls Royce engine. Now the Narrator didnt say weather or not they were Gas turbine, Deisel or petrol engines. If they were Gas turbine (I.E. Massive turbo props) are the engines used on any aircraft?

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User currently offlineWhiskeyflyer From Ireland, joined May 2002, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

I did not see the programme but the marine version of the RR Proteus gas turbine was used on the SRN4 hovercrafts. The aviation version of the engine was used on the Bristol Britannia aircraft.

Other versions of the engine where used for emergency electric power backup systems (appartently one was on top of the Natwest tower in London, I don't know if its still there).


User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

The question should be: Are aircraft engines used on Hovercraft? The answer is yes.

Peter


User currently offlineTrent_800 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

PMK, I was refering to a certain model of hovercraft. And all i wanted to know was the Model of aircraft that used the engines.

User currently offlineJetdoctor From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 2592 times:

Don't quote me on this, but I think the hovercraft in question is powered by 4 Rolls Royce Darts. If that is true, there are many aircraft powered by the Dart. HS-748, F-27, and YS-11 to name a few.

RT



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User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

The Proteus was used on the Bristol Britannia.

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