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Encyclopedia > De Havilland Spectre

The de Havilland Spectre was a rocket engine built by de Havilland in the post Second World War period. It was one element of the intended mixed powerplant for combination rocket-jet interceptor aircraft for the RAF. A cold (un-ignited) rocket engine test at NASA A rocket engine is a reaction engine that can be used for spacecraft propulsion as well as terrestrial uses, such as missiles. ... Until 1920, Geoffrey de Havillands de Havilland Aircraft Company had been known as Airco, where he was owner and chief designer. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... RAF is an three letter acronym for: Royal Air Force -- the Air Force of the United Kingdom (see also Air Ministry) Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion) -- a German terror organisation Rigas Autobusu Fabrika -- a factory making buses in Riga, Latvia Rapid Action Force in India Računarski Fakultet RAF...


It was a two-fuel motor burning kerosene and hydrogen peroxide. The power could be controlled from 10-100% delivering 8,000 lbf (35.7 kN) of thrust at full power Russian kerosene lamp Kerosene or paraffin oil (British English, not to be confused with the waxy solid also called paraffin wax or just paraffin) is a colorless flammable hydrocarbon liquid. ... Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a very pale blue liquid which appears clear in a dilute solution, slightly more viscous than water. ... The pound-force is a non-SI unit of force or weight (properly abbreviated lbf or lbf). The pound-force is equal to a mass of one pound multiplied by the standard acceleration due to gravity on Earth (which is defined as exactly 9. ...


In the Saunders-Roe SR.53 it used the same fuel tanks as the turbojet engines and if run at full power was expected to consume the full load in about seven minutes. The Saunders-Roe SR.53 was a prototype interceptor aircraft of mixed jet and rocket propulsion developed for the Royal Air Force in the early 1950s. ...


After merging of interests, it was manufactured by Bristol Siddeley. Bristol Siddeley was a UK aero-engine manufacturer formed in 1959 from the merger of Bristol Aero Engines and Armstrong-Siddeley. ...


See also

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External links

  • Spectre at United Kingdom Aerospace and Weapons Projects

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De Havilland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (882 words)
de Havilland continued to produce high-performance aircraft including the high-speed twin-piston-engine DH.88 Comet mailplane, one of which became famous in its red livery as the winner of the MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia.
The de Havilland Comet was put into service in 1952 as the eagerly-anticipated first commercial jet airliner, twice as fast as previous alternatives and a source of British national pride.
de Havilland Canada was formed in 1928 to build Moth aircraft for the training of Canadian airmen and continued after the war to build its own designs suited to the harsh Canadian operating environment.
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