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Rolls-Royce Limited

Rolls-Royce was founded in 1904 by Henry Royce and Charles Rolls as a company dedicated to producing "the best carin the world." The company became the dominant British manufacturer of aircraft engines during the First World War, but resumed its place as a relatively small company between the wars. However, the introduction of the Merlin engine transformed Rolls-Royce back into a major aircraft engine producer during the Second World War. Other aircraft engines produced by Rolls-Royce included the Griffon engine and the first successful Allied jet engine, the Welland, though the latter did not see service in the Pacific.

References

Bergerud (2000)

Gunston (1988)

Rolls-Royce.com (accessed 2011-3-18)


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