Built 1954. This was a pioneering vertical take-off and landing aircraft developed by Rolls-Royce in the 1950s. It used two Nene turbojet engines mounted back-to-back horizontally within a steel framework, raised upon four legs with castors for wheels. It had no lifting or stabilising surfaces (wings, blades, etc.) and was commonly known as the "Flying Bedstead." Now on display at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London. Photo 16 June 2015 by Alan Wilson Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK. Source: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rolls_Royce_Thrust_Measuring_Rig_(XJ314)_(18276096043).jpg

Rolls-Royce Thrust Measuring Rig

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Built 1954. This was a pioneering vertical take-off and landing aircraft developed by Rolls-Royce in the 1950s. It used two Nene turbojet engines mounted back-to-back horizontally within a steel framework, raised upon four legs with castors for wheels. It had no lifting or stabilising surfaces (wings, blades, etc.) and was commonly known as the "Flying Bedstead." Now on display at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London. Photo 16 June 2015 by Alan Wilson Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK. Source: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rolls_Royce_Thrust_Measuring_Rig_(XJ314)_(18276096043).jpg

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