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Engine – Rolls-Royce Olympus 22R 320

Serial No: n/a
Period: Post-WWII
Reference: 72/E/1609
Museum: Cosford
Location: Test Flight
On Display: Yes

Designed for the BAC TSR2, this engine provided 30610lbs thrust and was fitted with an afterburner (also seen on display next to the TSR2) which gave a thrust boost of approximately 50%. The engine has six stages of low compression, seven high compression stages and two single stage turbines. There is a water injection system used to restore take-off performance in hot climates.

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