Weybridge in Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593
Continually developed over two decades and ultimately capable of 40,000lb static thrust, Olympus engines also powered the supersonic BAC TSR2 (first flown 27/9/64 with two 33,000lb Olympus Mk.320s) and the BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde supersonic airliner. Concorde was first flown on 2/3/69 with four 35,080lb Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus Mk.602s. Following a company takeover in 1966, Olympus engines were built under the Rolls Royce name.
Exhibit History: This example, was flown until recently on various British Airways Concordes and is on loan from British Airways.
Data: (Dimensions): Length (flange to flange) 4,039 mm (159 in); length (flange to nozzle) 7,112 mm (280.0 in); diameter (Inlet) 1,212 mm (47.75 in); weight (dry) bare engine 2,971 kg (6,550lb); with afterburner, reverser and nozzle 3,175 kg (7,000lbs); performance ratings
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
Location. 51° 21.314′ N, 0° 27.913′ W. Marker is in Weybridge, England, in Surrey. Marker is at the intersection of Brooklands Road and Wellington Way, on the left when traveling south on Brooklands Road. Located at the Brooklands Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weybridge, England KT13 0QN, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde (a few steps from this marker); Jetstream T Mk. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); BAC/Hunting Jet Provost (within shouting distance of this marker); Vickers 1103 VC-10 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tallboy Bomb (within shouting distance of this marker); Vickers Merchantman (within shouting distance of this marker); Miss Milly Tant (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Vickers 806 Viscount (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weybridge.
Also see . . .
1. Brooklands Museum. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Brooklands on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.