Originally Posted by codprawn
Of course ALL British engineering is obviously crap - which is why Rolls Royce STILL make the worlds best jet engines......
Would'nt push that one too far codders... RR USE to make the best -- but these days GE have probably outclassed RR with the big fans. The real problem with RR was that they put too much faith in carbon composites way back with the developmnet of the RB 211.( 1972) A very good read on all this was the Sunday Times insight team - Paul Eddy . "DESTINATION DISASTER".
By the way did you know Rolls use to make small 2 liter diesel engines??
Its not that "british engineering " is crap "- its just, well , -don'k know where its gone???