Power Jets (Whittle), General, Turbojet; Vickers (UK) Wellington Mk.II, Whittle Jet Testbed. [photograph]

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Collection Item Summary:

One-half right rear view, close up, of Vickers Wellington Mk II (s/n Z8570) showing the installation of Whittle jet engine mounted in the tail of the fuselage. Installed at Weybridge, this configuration first flew in July 1942, becoming the first instance of a rear mounted jet.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Propulsion systems

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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photographer

Unknown

Date

Circa July 1942

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

Two-dimensional graphics

Local number

NASM-SI-92-7458

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