The 1930s was the era of broken land, air and sea records. Sir
Malcolm Campbell broke the land speed record in Bluebird at 272.46
mph in 1933. In 1937 George Eyston smashed this with 312.2 mph in
Thunderbolt, powered by two Rolls-Royce 'R' engines. Sir Henry
Segrave broke the world sea record at 119 mph in Miss England II,
powered by 'R' engines. Moments later he was killed after colliding
with a submerged tree stump.