|The intake cover open revealing the intakes of the fuselage mounted RB145 engines|
|National origin||United Kingdom|
|First run||April 1961|
|Major applications||EWR VJ 101|
|Developed from||Rolls-Royce RB108|
The Rolls-Royce RB.145 was a British jet engine designed in the early-1960s by Rolls-Royce for use as a lightweight VTOL lift and cruise engine. Developed from the Rolls-Royce RB108 the RB.145 featured more accessories and a higher thrust rating. Six engines developed by MAN Turbo were fitted to the first prototype of the EWR VJ 101 experimental German fighter aircraft, achieving supersonic flight by July 1964.
Data from Gunston
- Type: Single spool turbojet
- Dry weight:
- Compressor: Nine-stage axial
- Combustors: Annular
- Related development
- Related lists
- Flight International, 7 January 1965 www.flightglobal.com Retrieved: 31 December 2009
- Gunston 1989, p.150.
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