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The Rolls Royce Conway Aircraft Engine

The Rolls Royce Conway was developed in the early 1950's and was the World's first bypass (turbofan) jet aero-engine. The Rolls Royce Conway was the engine chosen to power the RAF'S Handley Page Victor nuclear bomber and later the Vickers VC10 airliner, some of these are still used by the RAF as a transport and tanker aircraft.

Rolls Royce Conway Aircraft Engine


Aircraft powered by the Rolls Royce Conway

Boeing 707-420Douglas DC-8-40Handley Page Victor B2
Vickers VC10  

Rolls Royce Conway Specifications:

  • Type: Turbofan
  • Length: 134.21 in (3,409 mm)
  • Diameter: 37.6 in (960 mm)
  • Dry weight: 4,500 lb (2,000 kg)
  • Compressor: axial flow; 7-stage LP, 9-stage HP
  • Combustors: cannular
  • Turbine: axial flow; 1-stage HP, 2-stage LP
  • Maximum thrust: 17,150 lb (76.3 kN)
  • Bypass ratio: 0.25
  • Specific fuel consumption: 0.87

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