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01/06/1907 Inventor Frank Whittle is born

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The Wonder Jet - Story Behind the Whittle Engine

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Jet Propulsion ~ Frank Whittle & Hans von Ohain

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Restored Whittle Jet Engine

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Jet engine pioneers Frank Whittle UK & Hans von Ohain Germany meet

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Sir Frank Whittle

He is known as the father of the jet engine. Gloster Whittle, an experimental aircraft powered by his engine, was, however, third successful jet plane. It was preceded by German Heinkel He 178 and the Italian Caproni Campini N.1. In Germany, the jet engine was independently invented by Hans von Ohain.
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