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    The story of the Jet engine

    Found this very interesting.

    Typical of the English Government.

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    Re: The story of the Jet engine

    David - that is a really good film.

    Another interesting - and sad - story of government engineering versus private engineering - the R100 and R101. Nevil Shute tells the story in his 1954 book "Slide Rule".
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    Re: The story of the Jet engine

    The story of the R101 disaster was also very compellingly told in an 18 minute long song by none other than Iron Maiden as the last track on the Book Of Souls album.

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    Re: The story of the Jet engine

    Of course Barnes Wallis had a similar time getting most o his stuff passed the Ministry of defense.
    I believe I read somewhere that Barnes Wallis questioned one of the officers that had rejected his bouncing bomb idea why he had turned it down. The reply was "I get 100 ideas of which only 1 is good so if I turn them all down I only make 1 mistake"

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    Re: The story of the Jet engine

    Great book.
    I have read it several times.
    Reading his Wikipedia entry I think I have read all his books

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    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    David - that is a really good film.

    Another interesting - and sad - story of government engineering versus private engineering - the R100 and R101. Nevil Shute tells the story in his 1954 book "Slide Rule".
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    Re: The story of the Jet engine

    Nice that he was finally recognized (first in the USA and finally in the UK).
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