Rolls-Royce Engines: Subconscious Games?


Gorgeously elegant advertisement art employed by the peerless Rolls Royce company for its aviation engine products. Very alluring aircraft, the artist chose to employ an allegorical design; it could have been either a twin-engined Spitfire or, horror, an early Heinkel He 111 model with Dornier Do 17’s tail feathers.
Curiously, Rolls Royce bought in the middle 1930’s a He 111 forebear, Heinkel He 70, as a high-speed testbed for their Kestrel engines. It had been said the He 70’s elliptical wing was a primordial source of “inspiration” for the one of the Supermarine Spitfire….an opinion not shared by all.

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