Re: Some Turbofan Questions

From:         rrea@caedm.et.byu.edu (Richard N. Rea)
Organization: Brigham Young University
Date:         18 Aug 96 20:13:38 
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In article <airliners.1996.1588@ohare.Chicago.COM> Steve Lacker <slacker@arlut.utexas.edu> writes:
>My 1989 issue of "Jane's World Aircraft" lists the Nimrod (military development
>of the Comet) as having Spey engines. Were the Nimrods built with Speys, or was
>this a re-engining operation?

While the Nimrod is a development of the Comet, it is substantially different.
Replacing the Avons with Speys was just one modification.  The structure has
been *substantially* modified for the ASW (and the later AEW) roles.