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BLOODHOUND configuration considerations

Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 17:10

Those of you who have been following the BLOODHOUND project closely will have noticed that there has been some hints recently that the BLOODHOUND SSC design team are looking at a new configuration in the engine room department. It is true that talk within the team is all about "RoJ" or "JoR", but what is that all about?

RoJ

RoJ is the acronym for "Rocket over Jet" and has been the prefered layout of the engines since BLOODHOUND SSC was conceived many months ago. The diagram above illustrates this configuration.

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BLOODHOUND SSC will be powered by three engines. Two – the Eurojet EJ200 jet engine and the Nammo rocket/rocket cluster – will provide the thrust, while the third – a Jaguar Supercharged V8 engine – will act as an auxiliary power unit to drive the rocket oxidiser pump.