“The aim of this site is to provide a comprehensive overview of the life and achievements of Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine.”

“A brief biography describes his remarkable life and, together with the other sections, places this in the context in which the jet engine came to be invented and the obstacles – technical, financial and political – that he had to overcome.”

“The unique Timeline, in particular, graphically shows Whittle’s progress against a lack of resources and official indifference and also how the search for a more powerful method of aircraft propulsion was also being pursued elsewhere.”

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