Jet engine designed by Frank Whittle

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Jet engine designed by Frank Whittle

This is the oldest running jet engine in the world. It was manufactured by Rolls Royce at Barnoldswick in Lancashire in 1943 and is of the type used in the RAF's first jet fighter the Gloster Meteor. It represents the start of the "jet age" of world travel.

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Barnoldswick, Lancashire


December 1943


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