Re: Back on the Named Engines thread...

From:         Graham Glen <>
Organization: Ain't nobody here but us chickens
Date:         10 Oct 96 11:29:28 
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>Perhaps someone at Rolls-Royce can tell us why RR only named one engine
>after a mountain?  As far as I'm aware, the Olympus was the only engine
>RR named thus.  Otherwise we'd have the Rolls-Royce Everest, K-2 (?),
>Erebus (not a bad name...), Kilimanjaro, Fuji (maybe not), etc.  Perhaps
>it's because England doesn't have any memorable mountain names?

No, the real reason is because the Olympus was designed by Bristol-
Siddeley. RR later took over control and inherited the engine.

Graham Glen

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in one direction and a half-brick to come back in the other."
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