Whittle, a 21-year-old Royal Air Force cadet, published a thesis proposing
aircraft jet propulsion in 1928. In 1941, his engine was first used to power an
airplane. The adoption of the jet engine quickly challenged the metallurgy of the
day to deal with the unique material issues of such a high-speed and
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