El motor del Vulcan

Cuando se dice XH558, a mucha gente le viene inmediatamente a la cabeza una cosa: el aullido de Vulcano...

Para los que tuvieron la suerte de escucharlo, el sonido generado por un cuarteto de motores Olympus de Rolls-Royce es algo que nunca se olvida. Aquí, Sam Scrimshaw, del Vulcan to the Sky Trust, habla de la increíble potencia generada por el Vulcan, al tiempo que comenta cómo la industria de la aviación se centra ahora en el desarrollo de plantas motrices más ecológicas.

XH534
Four Olympus 201 engines blast the second production Vulcan B.2, XH534, into the sky
XH557
An Olympus engine is made ready for installation in Vulcan B.2 XH557, used extensively by Bristol Siddeley as an engine development machine. A variant of the tried and tested Olympus was also used to power another iconic British delta-winged aircraft — Concorde
XA894
Aside from its military duties, the Vulcan was also much used as an engine tesbed. XA894 was used extensively for tests with Bristol Siddeley’s Olympus 22R engine with bifurcated air intakes, which would be used on the TSR.2

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Vulcan to the Sky Trust