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PostSat Feb 08, 2020 5:23 pm 
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An interesting article on the production of the WWII Merlin engine used in numerous fighter aircraft from both sides of the pond.



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The saga of the Roll-Royce Merlin V12 supercharged aircraft engine is one of the most gripping engineering and manufacturing stories of the 20th century. Here was an incredibly complex piece of machinery, conceived before the clouds of World War II gathered and continuously refined in the pressure cooker of combat, that would go on to power some of the most unforgettable piston-driven warplanes ever designed—the Supermarine Spitfire and the P-51 Mustang among them.

And at the center of its story are two great automotive marques, Rolls-Royce and Packard, which built Merlins by the tens of thousands simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic.

Rolls-Royce vs. Packard: Who Built a Better Merlin?

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PostSun Feb 09, 2020 8:43 am 
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Most of the British bombers used inline engines as well, whereas all of ours used radial engines.

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PostSun Feb 09, 2020 1:23 pm 
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An easy place to view.

Hydroplane museum in north Kent.

http://thunderboats.ning.com/profiles/blog/list?overrideMobileRedirect=1

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PostSun Feb 09, 2020 5:35 pm 
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AIRCRAFT:

TF-51 Mustang
ENGINE:

Rolls Royce Packard built V-1650-7 Merlin 12 cylinder liquid cooled power plant.
HORSEPOWER: 1490

this plane was the fastest we had, and it even shot down an me262 jet

the P-38 was powered by two 1,600-hp Allison V-1710-111/113 liquid-cooled engines.

so not all our aircraft used radial engines.....!!!
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PostMon Feb 10, 2020 7:56 am 
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cdestroyer wrote:
AIRCRAFT:

TF-51 Mustang
ENGINE:

Rolls Royce Packard built V-1650-7 Merlin 12 cylinder liquid cooled power plant.
HORSEPOWER: 1490

this plane was the fastest we had, and it even shot down an me262 jet

the P-38 was powered by two 1,600-hp Allison V-1710-111/113 liquid-cooled engines.

so not all our aircraft used radial engines.....!!!

I SAID our bombers used radial engines..... Bombers,,,,,,

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PostMon Feb 10, 2020 6:35 pm 
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ah...yes u did my apology!
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PostMon Feb 10, 2020 6:47 pm 
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can't believe nobody posted a video on one of those yet, so here you go:


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