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Aerial View of Rolls-Royce H.A.T.P.

Aerial View of Rolls-Royce H.A.T.P.

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G2614. Taken during 1957 this aerial view of Rolls-Royce High Altitude Test Plant (HATP) was the only one of its kind in the world at the time. The cooling tower was in the process of being built, as was the Ramjet number one and two rigs, 131E and 131A. These (HATP's) are used for creating conditions for testing engines running at high altitude, such as air flow and weather conditions like precipitation. This site has since closed down. You can just see the A38 running across the right hand corner of the picture, and some access roads running from Gipsy Patch Lane.
PublisherBristol Aeroplane Company Limited
ContributorRolls-Royce Heritage Trust
Creatorcorporatename - Bristol Aeroplane Company Limited
Datecreation - 1957-03-05
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White
Formatdimension.W - 235 mm
dimension.H - 188 mm
SourceRolls-Royce Heritage Trust
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Filton
point - 1957-03-05
RightsBristol Aeroplane Company/Rolls-Royce