Rotor blades, 1995.

Image number: 10305156

Rotor blades, 1995.

Rotor blades of this type are are used in jet engines. They can be found in the first stage of the Rolls-Royce Pegasus turbofan engine used in the Harrier Jump Jet. The blades are made of nickel alloy, which is particularly suited to use in aero engines as it does not distort or melt until extremely high temperatures are reached. Made by Rolls Royce plc.

Image number:
10305156
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
28 October 2003 11:35
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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