Aviation Photo #0709853 Rolls-Royce Thrust Measuring Rig - Rolls-Royce

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The remarkable 'Flying Bedstead'. Powered by two Nene engines, this aircraft was used to investigate the principles of totally thrust-supported flight. The long arms are the puffer jets for control and stability. As a research craft, it had no fairings allowing an excellent view of the circular Nene engines, one of which is nearest the camera. Owned by Rolls-Royce, but operated with the miltary serial XJ314.
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    Jim Groom
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    Rolls-Royce Thrust Measuring Rig
    Rolls-Royce Thrust Measuring Rig
    Rolls-Royce Thrust Measuring Rig
    Rolls-Royce
    XJ314
    London
    England
    United Kingdom
    August 7, 2002
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Anonymous
7 years ago
The detail and technology of British designers and inventors led the way for the Kestrel and Harrier to be built. A plane that became a world beater, copied but never as good

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