The inventor of the Jet Engine

Started by: dougie (4702) 

This taken from Rob Orlands Coventry website , everyday he uploads something that's about Coventry of interest to people living there, giving the date, year, plus a bit about it or them, you can then Google more if interested,

This was of interest to me so I've uploaded it here if anyone's interested

1st Jun 1907
Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine, born, at Newcombe Road, Earlsdon. Coventry

Frank, meanwhile, gave us all something a lot more useful, and got millions jetting around the world at the speed of sound. What a shame the authorities in the 1930s didn't take his idea more seriously. It's hard to understand, with modern hindsight, how the patent for his amazing invention was allowed to lapse and the idea eventually taken up by the Germans before we saw its real potential. Oh my

Started: 1st Jun 2017 at 10:17

Posted by: dougie (4702) 

A link to Frank Whittle --Here-- if anyone is interested

Replied: 1st Jun 2017 at 10:48

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Don't forget the Coventry Climax, Dougie!

Replied: 1st Jun 2017 at 23:21

Posted by: dougie (4702) 

--, I take it that's the Forklift Truck I had at Reeds your talking about

Replied: 3rd Jun 2017 at 09:12


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