Napier Naiad

The Napier Naiad was a British turboprop gas-turbine engine designed and built by D. Napier & Son in the late 1940s. It was the company's first gas turbine engine. A twin version known as the Coupled Naiad was developed but both engine projects were cancelled before finding a market.[1] The Naiad was also used, in adapted form, in the Napier Nomad turbo-compound engine design.

Napier Naiad at the Science Museum (London).
Type Turboprop aero engine
Manufacturer D. Napier & Son


Engines on display

A Napier Naiad is on display at the Science Museum, London.[2]

Specifications (Naiad)

Data from Flight[3]

General characteristics



See also

Related development

Comparable engines

Related lists



  1. Gunston 1989, p.106.
  2. Science Museum Wiki page - Napier Naiad Retrieved: 28 July 2009
  3. Flightglobal archive - Flight - September 1947 Retrieved: 28 July 2009


  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9
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