Whittle W.1X Turbojet Engine

The Whittle W.1X was one of two similar engines, W.1X and W.1, designed by Sir Frank Whittle and developed by Power Jets, Ltd. in the United Kingdom, during the period 1939-1941. The experimental W.1X powered the British Gloster E.28/39 aircraft for taxiing trials in April 1941. During these tests, the aircraft made short, straight hops, causing the W.1X to become unofficially the first British turbojet to be airborne.

Gift of Power Jets, Ltd.

Physical Description:
Weight: 254 kg (560 lb)

Country of Origin
United Kingdom

Manufacturer
Power Jets, Ltd. (London, England)
Designer
Sir Frank Whittle

Date
1941

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Jet Aviation

Type
PROPULSION-Turbines (Jet)

Materials
metal
Dimensions
From GE I-A : Diameter 105 cm (41.2 in.), Length 178 cm (70 in.)

The Whittle W.1X was one of two similar engines, W.1X and W.1, designed by Sir Frank Whittle and developed by Power Jets, Ltd. in the United Kingdom, during the period 1939-1941. The experimental W.1X powered the British Gloster E.28/39 aircraft for taxiing trials in April 1941. During these tests, the aircraft made short, straight hops, causing the W.1X to become unofficially the first British turbojet to be airborne.

Gift of Power Jets, Ltd.

Physical Description:
Weight: 254 kg (560 lb)

Country of Origin
United Kingdom

Manufacturer
Power Jets, Ltd. (London, England)
Designer
Sir Frank Whittle

Date
1941

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Jet Aviation

Type
PROPULSION-Turbines (Jet)

Materials
metal
Dimensions
From GE I-A : Diameter 105 cm (41.2 in.), Length 178 cm (70 in.)

ID: A19500082000