Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour Mk102 | Rolls-Royce RB37 Derwent V
Rolls-Royce RB37 Derwent V
Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour Mk102
Work commenced in January 1945 on a 0.855 scale Nene, reduced to fit the engine nacelle of a Gloster Meteor. Known as the Derwent V the engine passed a 100 hr test at 2600 lb thrust in June 1945 and in September went into production with a service rating of 3500 lb. Two world speed records were set by Meteor IV’s powered by special Derwent V’s in November 1945 and September 1946.