The Jet Age (1958 - Today)

Rolls-Royce Dart

First introduced in 1948, the Rolls-Royce Dart turboprop combined the power of jet propulsion with the efficiency of propellers. It was widely used in the first generation of turboprop-powered aircraft, including the British Vickers Viscount and the Dutch Fokker F-27.
Gift of Rolls-Royce Ltd

Credit: Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

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