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Aircraft Engines in the Collection

The Nene was designed and built in 5.5 months during 1944. Later they were test-bedded on a Lancastrian aircraft, a derivative of the Lancaster. In 1948, this aircraft set a London-Paris speed record of fifty minutes using the two jet engines alone.

The engine featured a double entry centrifugal-compressor, nine straight through combustion chambers, and a single stage turbine.

Nene's were used in the Canadair T-33 and the Supermarine Attacker. A Soviet built version was used in their La-168 and Tu-12 Fighters as well as in the Tupolev Tu-73 Soviet medium-range bomber.

Manufactured by:
First manufactured:
5000 pounds @12,400 r.p.m.
Double entry centrifugal flow compressor turbojet engine
10 Centrifugal Flow Jet
1600 pounds

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