Power Jets W.U. (Whittle Unit), Original Bench Test Version, 1937. [photograph]

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Collection Item Summary:

Front view, silhouetted against white background, of the original version of Frank Whittle's first experimental bench test engine, the Power Jets W.U. (Whittle Unit), with its starting panel (at right), circa April 1937. Engine was designed to exhaust to the side (at left) out a window (not included in this view).

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Propulsion systems

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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photographer

Unknown

Date

Circa April 1937

Repository Loc.

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

Type

Two-dimensional graphics

Local number

NASM-2003-10546

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