It didn't fly but was built and tested successfully. There's a surviving example in the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust in Derby.KJ_Lesnick said:They flew an aft-fan turbofan in the 1940's?
Or was that just a proposal?
FR.9 VZ608, RR RB.108 testbed for the Short SC.1, also the first jet fitted with thrust reversers. Survives at the Newark Air Museum, Notts on loan from the RAF Museum and is the last surviving FR.9 variant, too.hi Shwalow.
I never see something about this plane.i'm curious !
but i've see a little drawing of a model with the
reference "FR 9 with vertical engine"
It's a Meteor which has,with the normal engines
a third engine
and an air intake behind the cockpit ???
Is this true