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Saunders-Roe: SR/A1

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1951. Fighter flying boat.

Note: This is a sub-section of Saunders-Roe.

The Metropolitan-Vickers: F2/4 Jet Engine was fitted in the Saunders-Roe SR.A/1 flying boat fighter. Thrust had already improved to 3,850 lbf (17.1 kN) for the third prototype, and eventually settled at 4,000 lbf (17.8 kN).

1947 Development of the SR.A/1 ended and this ended the development of the engine.

One engine from the SR.A/1 prototype was removed and used by Donald Campbell for early runs in his famous 1955 Bluebird K7 hydroplane in which he set seven water speed records between 1955 and 1964.


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Sources of Information

  • All-Aero.com [1]