2 x Rolls-Royce Olympus TM3B high-speed gas turbines, (50,000 shp (37.5 MW)
2 x Rolls-Royce Tyne RM1A cruise gas turbines, (8,000 shp (6.0 MW)
The Rolls-Royce Olympus is a high-powered axial-flow turbojet aircraft engine, originally developed and produced by Bristol Aero Engines in 1950 (hence the name from Greek mythology, a long time tradition of the company), then by Bristol Siddeley after merger, and finally under Rolls-Royce on their takeover of BS in 1966. The original design was used as the powerplant for the Avro Vulcan V Bomber. It was later developed for sustained supersonic performance as part of the BAC TSR-2 program, and when this was cancelled was used as the powerplant for Concorde. We understand that the engine is still in production for industrial and naval power. Curtiss-Wright in the USA built a licensed version as the J67.
A marine version of the Olympus was trialed in the refitted Royal Navy frigate HMS Exmouth which became the first major warship in a western navy to be powered by gas turbine engines – conversion taking from 1966-1968. The Olympus was subsequently used for the Type 21 frigates and the sole Type 82 destroyer, HMS Bristol (TM1A).
Units are promptly available for inspection/delivery in store with a huge quantity of spare parts (new as in boxes) (only available to the purchaser of the engines, not available for independent sale).
The sellers Navy for “security reasons” will not provide “any supporting documentation, or log books”.
We are not restricted to who we sell, we can offer the units As is Where is En Block Sale at highly competitive price.
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