Skip to comments.Very Cool: A 1/5 scale Merlin Engine
Posted on 08/18/2011 12:44:21 PM PDT by central_va
Rolls Royce Merlin 1/5 scale model by Barrington Hares
Great. Now those evil Hobbitses can build their own Mosquitoes. We hates Hobbitses...
Very nice. Very talented. Now, how about a mini version of the Pratt- Whitney Wasp? :)
the mini version
I vote for the approx. 70% scale one in the Thunder Mustang...:^)
The most important engine in WWII, (Spitfire, Lancaster and P51D.)
More than that!
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
Avro Manchester III
Boulton Paul Balliol and Sea Balliol
Boulton Paul Defiant
CAC CA-18 Mark 23 Mustang
Canadair North Star
Cierva Air Horse
de Havilland Mosquito
de Havilland Hornet
Handley Page Halifax
Handley Page Halton
Hawker Hurricane and Sea Hurricane
Hispano Aviación HA-1112
North American Mustang Mk X
Supermarine Type 322
Also note there is no P-51 on this list. The RAF called it the Mustang; the P and F designations are USAF.
My dad flew the RAF Mustangs Mark III and IV, corresponding to the P-51 C & D, as well as the Hurricane and Spitfire. Loved loved loved the Merlin engine.
Thrust: 52 lbs @ 112,000 RPM Weight: 5 LB Diameter: 5.12 inches RPM Range: 32,000 - 112,000 RPM Exhaust gas temp.: 580°C-690°C Fuel consumption: 24 oz per/min at full power Fuel: Jet A1, 1-K kerosene Lubrication: approximately 5% synthetic Oil in the fuel Maintenance interval: 25 hours
Here is Yves Rossey zooming over the Grand Canyon with four of them mounted on a pair of wings strapped to his back:
Coworker’s dad, long deceased, flew P-47s and P-51s in WWII, said the P-51 was much smoother and less-fatiguing to fly, but when there was killing that needed done, he’d rather be flying the Jug.
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