This Rolls Royce Gnome Jet Engine that has been sectioned to reveal the 10-stage Compressor and the Annular Combustion Chamber. This engine was in a museum on display as a demonstrator to show the intricacies of how a jet engine works:
SUCK – SQUEEZE – BANG – BLOW!
The inlet side of the engine “SUCK’s” in air – the compressor “SQUEEZES” the air through its 10-stage compressor – Fuel is then injected into the combustion chamber causing the “BANG” and the twin turbine making the “BLOW -
The Rolls-Royce Gnome is a single spool turbo-shaft engine originally developed by the de Havilland Engine Company a mid-1950s design. The Gnome came to Rolls-Royce after their takeover of Bristol Siddeley in 1966, Bristol having absorbed de Havilland Engines Limited in 1961.
This engine was primarily for helicopter use, such as the “Westland Sea King” “Westland Wasp” “Westland Whirlwind”
Size 88cm long. Diameter of fan 40.5cm. Max height on stand 46cm. Lowest height point on stand 41cm.
The engine is mounted on a polished oak display pedestal making it a perfect display item but also an educational piece to learn about “How a Jet Engine” works.
Please note this is an extremely heavy item and will be shipped by specialist courier – price to be confirmed on enquiry.