RAF Aircraft Rolls Royce Conway Jet Engine Rotor Blade
As used on Vickers VC10 – Handley Page Victor Aircraft
Made from Titanium
Condition: Used as removed as per photograph. Please note this is a standard/generic photograph. They are exactly the same type blades but the one you receive may vary in condition.
Size Approx: 7cm
The Rolls-Royce RB.80 Conway was the first by-pass engine (or turbofan) in the world to enter service. Development started at Rolls-Royce in the 1940s, but it was used only briefly in the late 1950s and early 1960s before other turbofan designs were introduced that replaced it. The Conway powered versions of the Handley Page Victor, Vickers VC10, Boeing 707-420 and Douglas DC-8-40. The name “Conway” is an Anglo-Saxon permutation of River Conwy, in Wales, in keeping with Rolls’ use of river names for gas turbine engines.
A great memento or gift for the aviation enthusiast.