Engine - de Havilland Goblin 2
In the race to get a viable engine from Whittle’s design, de Havilland were also asked to develop a gas turbine. Halford, de Havilland’s engine designer, used the world’s first straight through gas flow, and although it was not fitted to the production Meteors it powered the Vampire which followed soon afterwards. The engine weighs 1575lbs and develops 3350lbs thrust at 10750rpm.
Confidence in the Goblin was demonstrated by Vampire fighter contracts placed by the RAF, the Governments of Canada, South Africa, India, Norway, Sweden, France and Switzerland and the decision of the Swedish Government to build the Goblin under licence at the Trollhattan factory of Flygmotor.