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Introducing Jet Aircraft to the Royal Air Force

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Kennet Valley Hall

Overton Road

Lockeridge

Marlborough

SN8 4EL

United Kingdom

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This talk is a unique opportunity to get an insight into the challenges faced in introducing the then revolutionary jet engined aircraft to the Royal Air Force. Although the jet engine represented a major breakthrough in aircraft propulsion – opening up substantial increases in aircraft speed and altitude performance – its introduction into RAF service was remarkably smooth from an engineering and supply perspective with the related challenges being progressively resolved during the first decade of introduction.

For the RAF any changes in supporting process or procedure from that of piston-engined types that did occur derived from one of three reasons: the nature of the jet engine itself, the higher all-round performance of jet aircraft, and the greater depth of technological skill required in the maintenance and supply organisation. This talk explores these categories of influence against the build-up of jet aircraft in the period from 1945 -1955. It covers the significant contribution made by Sir Frank Whittle to in-service jet engine reliability and maintainability, the issues of new types of fuel and lubricants, flight line hazards and handling, aircraft support and aircrew survival systems, trade skills and technical organization as the RAF entered the jet age.

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Kennet Valley Hall

Overton Road

Lockeridge

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SN8 4EL

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