- Jun 23, 2006
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Since this is a plane I never knew existed, how it it compare to the jet? Which was faster-which had the higher ceiling?Gloster Meteor with Rolls-Royce RB.50 Trent turboprop enginesSeptember 20, 1945 – A modified Gloster Meteor F.1 is the first aircraft to fly under turboprop power. A single Meteor F.1, serial number EE227, had its Rolls-Royce Derwent turbojets removed and replaced with Rolls-Royce Trent turboprops. The undercarriage was lengthened to provide clearance for the 7-foot 7-inch diameter Rotol props which were turned through a reduction gear. Following its first flight, the turboprop Meteor was subsequently flown at higher power and with smaller props to help develop what was a very complicated engine control system. The testing program ended in 1948.
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Since this is a plane I never knew existed, how it it compare to the jet? Which was faster-which had the higher ceiling?