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Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593

 
 
Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2018
1. Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Marker
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Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593
Type History: First test run at Bristol in 1950 (as the 9,140lb static thrust BE.10 Olympus turbojet), this highly successful jet engine entered production in 1955 as the 11,000lb Olympus Mk.101 for the Avro Vulcan B.1 bomber.

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 (T-O, S/L, ISA) dry 139.4 kN (31,350 lb st); afterburner 169.2 kN (38,050 lb st).
 
Location. 51° 21.314′ N, 0° 27.913′ 
Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Engine under the Wing of the Concorde image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2018
2. Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Engine under the Wing of the Concorde
W. Marker is in Weybridge, England, in Surrey County. Marker is at the intersection of Brooklands Road and Wellington Way, on the left when traveling south on Brooklands Road. Touch for map. Located at the Brooklands Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Weybridge, England KT13 0QN, United Kingdom.
 
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.)
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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