Author Topic: 20 cylinders are not enough  (Read 2373 times)

Offline ysi_maniac

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20 cylinders are not enough
« on: June 01, 2012, 12:50:35 AM »
This is intended for aircraft equipped with engines with more than 20 cylinders each

Napier Sabre http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Sabre
Allison 3420 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_V-3420
Wasp Major http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt_%26_Whitney_R-4360_Wasp_Major
Tornado http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_R-2160_Tornado
and the like ...

As a first entry:

A pair of cool reengining with AllisonV-3420



« Last Edit: June 15, 2012, 11:41:35 PM by ysi_maniac »

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Re: 20 cylinders is not enough
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 01:02:12 AM »
I love how that Corsair looks like that!
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Re: 20 cylinders is not enough
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 10:49:17 AM »
Hpw about a Skyraider with a W3420?  The Allison engine was comparable in power to Wright's R3350 and might well have replaced it, converting the B-29 to the B-39, if problems with the R3350 had continued.  By that time Allison had the W3420 fully debugged and ready to go.

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Re: 20 cylinders are not enough
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012, 12:59:21 AM »
Like this?


I am falling in love with this. :-* :-[
« Last Edit: June 15, 2012, 11:42:03 PM by ysi_maniac »

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Re: 20 cylinders are not enough
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 11:44:40 PM »



The ultimate target of these designs was not to equip Tempest with Allison V-1710, which would be a step backward, but to a slicker engine, something a little narrower but longer.

I first considered Griffon, but it is too narrow IMO for this design. Now I am considering Wright Tornado; this is equally wide and 35 cm longer (5 mm in 1/72).

Would it need contra rotating props? IMO, no.

Please your comments. :thumbsup:

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Re: 20 cylinders are not enough
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 03:42:40 AM »
But contra props improve everything... ;)
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