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Aero engine. 28 cylinder radial. 4000 to 5000 hp.
The ones they used when airplanes sounded like airplanes!
 

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If they would set it up with a prop or flywheel instead of just the hub it would probably start. The weight on the crank will help keep the crank turning to the next cyl. firing.
Great engines.
 

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WHAT A BEAST!!! Hard to imagine that monster getting off the ground...I guess once it gets rolling, threre'd be some real POWER there though. Wonder how big of a Skater thats goin' in?
 

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WHAT A BEAST!!! Hard to imagine that monster getting off the ground...I guess once it gets rolling, threre'd be some real POWER there though. Wonder how big of a Skater thats goin' in?
P&W R4360. Convair B-36 Peacemaker had 6 of them, plus 4 jets. 6 turning, 4 burning! Yeah. She's a big mutha. :laugher:
 

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That is awsome.


I got a video sent to me of a Russian 42 cyl engine that was used in ships. That engine was in this same configuration and estimated to be in the same power range. The video showed a competition tractor running this thing in pulls and was said to be the only one that could pull the sled all the way. Almost bumped the end in the vid.
Cool :bigsmile:
 

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waterboy said:
If they would set it up with a prop or flywheel instead of just the hub it would probably start. The weight on the crank will help keep the crank turning to the next cyl. firing.
Great engines.
I agree. I remember seeing somewhere of a guy in England that went around to air shows demonstrating a R. R. Merlin. He had a stub prop mounted that had flat blades on it. Guess that it acted as a flywheel.
 

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Aquaforce can you post the video of the Ruskie powered tractor? Seems like I saw a tractor with an Allison V12 in a competition I saw on TV several years ago.
 

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aquaforce said:
That is awsome.


I got a video sent to me of a Russian 42 cyl engine that was used in ships. That engine was in this same configuration and estimated to be in the same power range. The video showed a competition tractor running this thing in pulls and was said to be the only one that could pull the sled all the way. Almost bumped the end in the vid.
Cool :bigsmile:
Post the vid!!
 

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ghart said:
The ones they used when airplanes sounded like airplanes!
I don't think there is anything that sounds better than a big radial in an airplane. When I was a kid the TN ANG had P-47N's and they used to rat race over our house. Great fun to watch. :bigsmile:
 
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