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Monday, January 21, 2008

The Merlin Fights Back

Quite recently I featured in several articles, the wonderful Napier Sabre engine and also the Hawker Tempest aircraft to which it was fitted. I note from statistics that these articles were quite popular and so, knowing as I do that many classic car enthusiasts have an interest in historic aircraft I have decided to add now and then, additional features on the subject.

The Rolls-Royce Merlin engine was an extraordinary success: its use in the Spitfire, Hurricane, Mosquito, Lancaster and in the superb P-51 Mustang is very well known. At 27 litres, it was of relatively small capacity for an aero-engine of its epoch, but the aircraft which used it were feared and respected.

Here is a short piece of film with some very nice sounds - and shots - showing Mosquitos and Spitfires flying together. Enjoy it.

À bientôt

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Music and Radio Blog Club

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However, in tribute to its brave effort, I shall leave the existing track on this page (which amazingly still works)

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