axial-flow jet engine

axial-flow jet engine

[′ak·sē·əl ′flō ¦jet ′en·jən]
(aerospace engineering)
A jet engine in which the general flow of air is along the longitudinal axis of the engine.
A turbojet engine that utilizes an axial-flow compressor and turbine.
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The first British axial-flow jet engine was designed and built in the steam turbine department at Trafford Park and was tested in December 1941.
Metropolitan Vickers collaborated with the RAE from 1937 and tested the first British axial-flow jet engine in 1941 (two were later installed in a Gloster Meteor) and the first ducted fan engine in 1943.