By Andrew Porter

The RB211 fuel turbine engine was once to be the largest engineering venture in Britain, and the world's fi rst three-spool turbofan. It have been built for the Lockheed L1011 Tristar and fi nally entered provider in 1972. regardless of its large improvement charges, which driven Rolls-Royce into chapter 11, it became Rolls-Royce right into a worldwide corporation, delivering engines for lots of hundreds of thousands of airliners and army plane. regardless of the advance expenditures, the failure of the corporate that produced the engine and the issues of its unmarried release patron (Lockheed), the RB211 proved itself to be a hugely fl exible engine, with an immense power energy variety, mild weight and straightforwardness of upkeep. Andrew Porter tells the tale of the RB211, the heritage of its improvement and the political and fiscal components that observed the corporate approximately die.

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