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Re: What if the Soviet Union did not recieve RR Derwent & Nene turbojets???
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2013, 01:36:28 am »
Interesting from previous links is that the key to successful Soviet engine development like NK-12 was getting the right alloys for high temperatures.

So, the importance of Nene & Derwent post early fifties also depends on whether material samples from them (Nimonic 75, 80) provided the basis for Soviet development of high temperature alloys.

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  By this time, young Soviet engineers who had just graduated from aviation higher educational institutes joined the ranks of the German specialists. Thus, the entire graduating class of the Engine Department at the Kuybyshev Aviation Institute was sent to Plant No. 2 in 1947
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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2017, 05:02:48 am »
I don't think there would be very much change.   Axial flow engines were the future.   You would have probably seen a MiG-15 parallel using two Jumo clones.

I couldn't disagree more Bulgaf. I think the Nene deal was stupid in extreme. Stafford Cripps was ignorant of the outcome. Indeed, the F-86 was no match for the MiG-15 with its Nene copy engine for the first year of the Korean War and I often wonder if the RAF chose not to send any front-line aircraft to Korea precisely because they knew the MiG's engine would be better than anything we had. Why the hell we skilled the Nene (except in the Vampire) beats me!

Also, Americans were so angry about the deal that they imposed restrictions on the new De Havilland Comet, so that it could not land in countries not allied with the USA and groundcrews had to comprise exclusively of UK personnel.

I think the whole thing led to a breakdown of trust between the UK and USA aeronautical industries and probably caused indirectly the demise of the UK aviation industry. To say it had little effect on the development of engines seems unlikely.