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The Rolls-Royce Tyne Aircraft Engine

The Rolls-Royce RB.109 Tyne was a twin-shaft turboprop engine designed and developed in the later part of the 1950's as the power plant for the Vickers Vanguard airliner and first flew in 1956, the first deliveries of the 172 engines ordered to power the Vanguards were delivered from 1959. It is of note that a marine version was developed to power the Royal Navy's Type 42 destroyers and Type 22 frigates.

Rolls-Royce Tyne Aircraft Engine

 

Aircraft that were powered by the Rolls-Royce Tyne

Aeritalia G.222Breguet AtlanticCanadair CL-44
Short BelfastTransall C-160Vickers Vanguard
   

 Rolls-Royce Tyne RTy.21 Specifications:

  • Type: Twin-spool turboprop
  • Length: 108.66 in (2760 mm)
  • Diameter: 55.12 in (1400 mm)
  • Dry weight: 2,489 lb (1,129 kg)
  • Compressor: Axial, 6-stage LP, 9-stage HP
  • Combustors: 10 cannular flame tubes
  • Turbine: 3-stage LP, single-stage HP
  • Fuel type: Avtur
  • PerformanceMaximum power output: 6,100 ehp
  • Overall pressure ratio: 13.86:1
  • Specific fuel consumption: 0.4715 lb/hp/hr (0.29 kg/kW/hr)
 

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