bobcat
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What Plane Use Rolls Royce Jet Engine?(Fire Truck)

Tue Aug 20, 2002 12:19 pm

What airplanes used these Rolls Royce jet engines?


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IMissPiedmont
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RE: What Plane Use Rolls Royce Jet Engine?(Fire Truck)

Tue Aug 20, 2002 12:43 pm

The Viper is used in the Jet Provost and the various Aermacchi trainers. Not sure what else.
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RE: What Plane Use Rolls Royce Jet Engine?(Fire Truck)

Tue Aug 20, 2002 2:06 pm

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.
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crank
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RE: What Plane Use Rolls Royce Jet Engine?(Fire Truck)

Tue Aug 20, 2002 2:58 pm

Looks like this truck would be perfect set a fire rather than extinguish one!
 
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RE: What Plane Use Rolls Royce Jet Engine?(Fire Truck)

Tue Aug 20, 2002 3:38 pm

Where are the air inlets? I can't seem to find them.
 
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RE: What Plane Use Rolls Royce Jet Engine?(Fire Truck)

Tue Aug 20, 2002 4:31 pm

Wow!!!
 
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RE: What Plane Use Rolls Royce Jet Engine?(Fire Truck)

Tue Aug 20, 2002 4:56 pm

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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