Rolls-Royce/MAN Turbo RB153
The Rolls-Royce/MAN Turbo RB.153 was a high-performance 6,850 pounds-force (3,110 kgf) dry thrust turbofan engine developed jointly by Rolls-Royce Limited and MAN Turbo. Developed for the German EWR VJ 101D interceptor with a German-developed thrust-deflector system. The engine was also proposed for a number of other military VTOL projects including the Hawker P.1157. A commercial-version of the engine was also considered for the Messerschmitt Me P.160 airliner. The VJ101D project was cancelled and the engine never flew, being retained as a test bed.
|Manufacturer||Rolls-Royce Limited |
|First run||January 1963|
|Major applications||EWR VJ 101D|
- EWR VJ 101D cancelled.
- Type: Turbofan
- Length: 89 inches (2.261 metres)
- Diameter: 29.5 inches (0.749 metres)
- Dry weight: 1431 lb (649 kg)
Turbofan and turbojet engines: database handbook p395 (2007) By Élodie Roux