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Rolls-Royce Avon

The Engine Specifications (200 series)
 
Design of the Rolls-Royce Avon began in the late 1940s with the first production model being delivered in 1950.  The Avon was Rolls-Royce's first axial-flow jet and was developed to replace the Nene.

Initially designated the AJ.65 (axial jet, 6,500 lb thrust), the Avon went through several designations and is currently marketed as a stationary power source.

Axial-flow turbojet
Compressor: 15-stage
Mass flow: 150 lbs/sec
Pressure ratio: 7.45
 
Models Used by
 
Avon RA.3 Mk 1: 6,500 lb (28.9 kN) thrust
Avon RA.28 Mk 207: 10,150 lb
(45.1 kN) thrust
Avon RA.29 Mk 532: 11,700 lb
(52.0 kN) thrust
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