Rolls-Royce Merlin XXIII Engine

Rolls Royce Merlin
Rolls Royce Merlin

Great Britain,  1938

This engine is in running order and is fired up  on  special occasions at  the Centre.

A V12 engine with a capacity of 27 litres, single overhead camshaft, 4 valves per cylinder and a variable boost single stage supercharger it developed 1440 horsepower for an engine weight of 645 kg.

The Merlin engine was used in  many World War  II  aircraft types including Spitfires, Hurricanes, Mustangs, Mosquitos and Lancaster bombers.

This engine was rebuilt to running order by the Fighter Collection at Duxford, England in 2001 and refurbished by members of the Society in 2005.

At present the engine is at the Workshop under repair.

For more technical details of the Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine, see Wikipedia.

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