Type Turbofan
Manufacturer Rolls-Royce Limited
MAN Turbo
First run January 1963
Major applications EWR VJ 101D

The Rolls-Royce/MAN Turbo RB.153 was a high-performance 6,850 pounds-force (3,110 kgf) dry thrust turbofan engine developed jointly by Rolls-Royce Limited and MAN Turbo.[1] Developed for the German EWR VJ 101D interceptor with a German-developed thrust-deflector system.[1] The engine was also proposed for a number of other military VTOL projects including the Hawker P.1157 and Dornier Do 31.[2][3] A commercial-version of the engine was also considered for the Messerschmitt Me P.160 airliner.[1] The VJ101D project was cancelled and the engine never flew, being retained as a test bed.



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  1. ^ a b c d "R-R/MAN RB.153". Flight International: 908–909. 5 December 1963.
  2. ^ Dornier: die Chronik des ältesten deutschen Flugzeugwerks. Dornier GmbH (Friedrichshafen). Aviatic-Verlag, 1985.
  3. ^ Dow 2009, p. 253.

Turbofan and turbojet engines: database handbook p395 (2007) By Élodie Roux