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1951 Rover Jet 1 Gas Turbine Car

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In 1951, the Rover company experimented with a gas turbine-driven roadster. It was a simple cycle machine (non-regernative cycle) and thus suffered for its gas mileage. Later models used a heat exchanger to recover the exhaust heat to pre-heat the gases going into the combustor. This concept improved mileage considerably.
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Schematic of Rover Jet 1 Engine.JPG
Starter Gearing and Exhaust Casing.JPG
Turbine and Compressor Rotors.JPG
Rover Jet 1 Roadster
Rover Jet 1 Roadster
Rover Jet 1 in Museum
Rover Jet 1 in Museum
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