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de Havilland Goblin Mk.3

1942, Stratosphere Chamber, On long term display

Built by the De Havilland Engine Co. Ltd in the 1950s and based on a Frank Whittle design, the Goblin was widely used in the de Havilland Vampire fighter. Vampires were operated by the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy and at least 20 other air forces worldwide, and became the first jet aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the first to land on an aircraft carrier.

This engine is belived to have been fitted to de Havilland Vampire T11 two-seat jet trainer XE919. After the aircraft was scrapped in the 1970s, its engine survived in an educational role at Brooklands College until donated to Brooklands Museum in 1991.

Donated by Brooklands College


Type: Turbojet Thrust: 3,500lbf (1,587 kN) Static thrust

Compressor: Single-sided, centrifugal

Turbine: Single-stage axial