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Old 01-31-2004, 01:41 AM
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Tim, got more pictures of those planes and engines?? If so, let's see them. Love WWII vintage planes and engines.
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Old 01-31-2004, 07:43 AM
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Here is one for someone into aircraft with a few bucks to spare Big Radial Engine
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This is a side shot of the Hawker Sea Fury in the above picture. To my knowledge, this and one other are the only flying two-place Sea Fury trainers in existence. I had helped restore one, but it and several single-place, along with a ton of spares and engines, burned in a fire lit by a disgruntled employee. The owner of these planes had purchased them and the spares from Iraq, who had bought 60 of them new from the Brits. These planes were fast- 435 mph+, and they carried 4 20mm
canons in the wings, as well as rockets and 1000# bombs under.

Many of these aircraft (single place versions) were converted to the Pratt & Whitney R-4360 engine for racing in Reno. I had the misfortune of turning a wrench or two on these as well. Several F-8F Bearcats and Super Corsairs were converted to this monster too. Specs:
28 cylinders (four rows of 7)
Turbo-compound supercharged
4360 CID
3500HP @2700 RPM
3404 pounds

Foul- The pic on the first link is from Kalamazoo Museum, just down the road from you........

http://www.skytamer.com/engines/20010522-202.htm

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/engines/eng34a.htm
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The Allison is still in use in the Unlimited Class Hyroplanes and beat the crap out of many a turbine boat on the circuit last year.....
This pic is an aircraft version as used in the Spitfire fighter aircraft.
You think you've heard power in some supercharged
V-8 engine? These V-12's sing a different tune.......
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Although not used as much in offshore and Unlimited Hydro racing, the Rolls Royce Merlin was an incrediblly powerful V-12, and was the powerplant used in the P-51
They have a very unique sound!
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