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By Andrew Porter

The RB211 gasoline turbine engine used to be to be the most important engineering undertaking in Britain, and the world's fi rst three-spool turbofan. It have been constructed for the Lockheed L1011 Tristar and fi nally entered carrier in 1972. regardless of its large improvement charges, which driven Rolls-Royce out of business, it became Rolls-Royce right into a worldwide corporation, delivering engines for lots of hundreds of thousands of airliners and army airplane. regardless of the advance charges, the failure of the corporate that produced the engine and the issues of its unmarried release buyer (Lockheed), the RB211 proved itself to be a hugely fl exible engine, with an immense power strength diversity, gentle weight and straightforwardness of upkeep. Andrew Porter tells the tale of the RB211, the background of its improvement and the political and monetary components that observed the corporate approximately die.

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