Originally Posted by HockaLouis
Not true -- I worked with Rolls-Royce Aero. Although the Germans DID jet development (including based on his patents which were public information in Britain and bought by Nazi agents) the British shared plans for Whittle's engine as part of pre-war appeasement relations, the suicidal idiots, like we are doing with China today, and the Germans built on and developed that. Sorry. You won't find that in Wikipedia though.
I cna imagine RR might put out suich amyth.
but no one else says that.
Any sriosu book thatcovers development of this technology does not state this either.
This can also be seen by the fact that the germans were ahead.
I'd need more than the say so of RR engineers.
if they were head they would ahve put engines in serivce beofre the germans especially since theyw ere not suffering form shortages of exotic raw materials the way the germans were.
I ahve learend over the years to distrust anything that comes ouyt of the UK's establishment about the war as it so often is later proven false or feely invented.