Aircraft engines of the world. by Paul H. Wilkinson

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Paul H. Wilkinson, in his “Aircraft Engines of the World, ,” does a great job providing a detailed account of many of the major piston aero engines of the early s.

The book is organized by country, with first the U.S. followed by France, Germany, Great Britain, and Italy.5/5(1). Aircraft engines of the world,Hardcover – January 1, by Paul Howard Wilkinson (Author)Author: Paul Howard Wilkinson.

Overall, Paul H. Wilkinson’s books “Aircraft Engines of the World” in, and editions offer a detailed yet concise reference on the aircraft engines of the World War II period.

Like the earlier and editions, the book lists over piston engines.3/5(1). Aircraft engines detailed in the book include: Rolls-Royce - Merlin, Griffon, Peregrine, Vulture; Bristol - Poppet Valve Engines, Mercury, Pegasus,Sleeve Valve Engines, Hercules, Taurus, Centaurus; Napier - Rapier, Dagger, Sabre; General Electric Turbosuperchargers; Pratt and Whitney - R Wasp, R Wasp Jr., R Twin Wasp Jr., R Twin Wasp,R, R Double Wasp, /5(24).

Written by the well respected Bill Gunston, World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines is a book well presented, organised and very well illustrated throughout.

Ideal reference book for those interested in historic aero engines and much as a quick desk reference for current aero engines and future concepts/5(5). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wilkinson, Paul Howard, Aircraft engines of the world, New York: P.H.

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Rolls-Royce designed the engine and first ran it in as a private venture. Initially known as the PV, it was later called Merlin following the company convention of naming its piston aero engines after birds of prey.

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Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II, now in its second edition, coalesces multiple aspects of war-driven aviation and its amazing technical accomplishments, leading to the allied victory during the second world war. Not by chance, the air battles that took place then defined much of the outcome of one of the bloodiest conflicts in modern history.

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Fisher sold the company to General Motors, which owned it for most of its r: James Allison. Illuminates some of the historically significant technical developments that were incorporated into World War II aircraft engines that directly contributed to the execution and tactics of the war.

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Although numerous books have been published on all of the more common World War II aircraft and several books have been published on engines, rarely have the two been brought together. Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II offers an interesting look at the technology that was so important to eventual Allied victory.

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Late in the war, the relentless. Most of the current aircraft engines are of the internal combustion type because the combustion process takes place inside the engine. Aircraft engines come in many different types, such as gas turbine based, reciprocating piston, rotary, two or four cycle, spark ignition, diesel, and air or water cooled.

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There's also detailed insights behind some of the world's most well-known aircraft manufacturers, engines and pioneers of aviation. Whilst fighter and commercial planes make up the bulk of the book, balloons, airships, and helicopters are also well represented.

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