Re: Back on the Named Engines thread...

From:         Adam Henderson <>
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Date:         12 Oct 96 02:36:03 
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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?

The Harrier has a Pegasus engine, so I believe that RR Millitary
engines had a Greek theme not a mountain theme.

Olympus engines are also found in Concorde and were in the U.K.
variant of the F.4 Phantom.

Obviously RR now name their civil engines after rivers...