Jet Aircraft Engine Afterburner Invented

Rolls-Royce Limited of Derby, Derbyshire, England developed a jet aircraft engine afterburner in 1945. The afterburner is a second combustion chamber is the rear engine which works when extra fuel is injected into the chamber and burned with additional thrust.

      Derby, Derbyshire, England

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    • The First U.S. Afterburner Development – SAE International
      In order to overcome the serious disadvantages of the high weight-to-thrust ratios and limited max power ratings of the early U.S. developed aircraft gas turbine engines, the Navy initiated and developed the first afterburner for augmenting the jet engine’s basic performance for take-off and climb and combat conditions …Aug 1, 1987
    • Afterburner – Wikipedia
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    • The Afterburner Story [PDF]
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    • How Things Work: Afterburners | Flight Today | Air & Space …
      The afterburner, which is a long extension at the back of the engine, combines much of the remaining oxygen with jet fuel, squirted into the high-speed exhaust …
    • Afterburner | mechanical engineering | Britannica
      In most cases the afterburner can nearly double the thrust of a turbojet engine. Since the … afterburnerA U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet launches with afterburner from aircraft carrier USS Theodore … history of technology: Internal-combustion engine.

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