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Offline TsrJoe

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Tyne engined C.130 Hercules (BAC.222?)
« on: August 09, 2006, 09:14:03 am »
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Re: Tyne engined C.130 Hercules (BAC.222?)
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2006, 11:24:21 am »
I was wondering if any site members had any information of the Rolls Royce Tyne engined Lockheed C.130 Hercules as originally proposed for the RAF. circa 1965/6 (possibly designated BAC. 222 in the Bristol series?)

this was part of a number of potential offset deals proposed in the purchase of new equipment for the UK. including RR. Spey engined F.4J(K) Phantoms, RR. Gnome (x4 of!) engined CH.47B(K) Chinook, as well as the forementioned C.130B(K) Hercules intended to ensure commonality with existing UK. types

any information would be of great interest, cheers, joe



I thought that the BAC.222 was first proposed circa 1961?  In any event, the AW.681 was chosen and later cancelled in 1964-65 - and the Wilson government ordered a largely unaltered C-130H.

I didn't know about a 4-engined Chinook proposal, but the similarly powered twin rotor Westland WG.11 project was also cancelled.

I have never seen any drawings or specifications on the BAC.222, but Derek Wood does refer to it in later editions of "Project Cancelled."  The WG.11 appears in the same book, with drawings of both civil and military versions.

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Re: Tyne engined C.130 Hercules (BAC.222?)
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2006, 02:17:00 pm »
[Besides the Bristol Type 208] “Another submission to the OR [351 or GOR 351] was the Type 222, prepared in collaboration with Lockheed-Marietta, a development of the Lockheed C-130E Hercules with Rolls-Royce Tynes and blowing boundary layer control. The depth and length of the C-130E fuselage had to be increased to meet the requirements of a 10ft x 10ft x 40ft length freight-hold.”

Btw, GOR351 was in May/June 1961.

SOURCE: “Bristol – An Aircraft Album” by James D. Oughton (ISBN 0 7110 0387 4), Shepperton, 1973, page 117 (sorry, no drawings, no artist’s impressions or model pictures)