|Armstrong Siddeley Double Mamba|
The Armstrong Siddeley Double Mamba was a turboprop engine design developed in the late 1940s of around 3,000–4,000 hp (2,500–3,000 kW). It was used mostly on the Fairey Gannet anti-submarine aircraft developed for the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. The Double Mamba (rarely known as the Twin Mamba) was a development of the Armstrong Siddeley Mamba with two Mambas driving contra-rotating propellers through a combining gearbox. Engine starting was by cartridge; however, forced air restart was achieved in flight. One engine could be shut down in flight to conserve fuel.