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Old February 14th 04, 01:13 PM
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"Keith Willshaw" wrote in message
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"Mike Hide" wrote in message
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Wasn't the Merlin an inline piston engine and the meteor engine a gas
turbine engine.the two have to be totally dissimilar....mjh


You have misunderstood I fear.

The Rolls Royce Meteor was a derivative of the Merlin inline
piston engine abd was used in armoured fighting vehicles

Called the Meteor Mark four B
The GLOSTER Meteor used various engines including
Rolls Royce Derwents

What he said

Keith




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Old February 14th 04, 02:38 PM
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According to a website on PT boats that I found by Google,
the PT 7X series boats used a Packard V12 that was a direct
descendant of the Lancaster Airplane engine. They made a point
of saying that it wasn't a Merlin, or a Packard-Merlin.

Looks like there were tanks, boats and airplanes that shared a
related V12 engine.

-Chuck Harris


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Wasn't the Merlin an inline piston engine and the meteor engine a gas
turbine engine.the two have to be totally dissimilar....mjh



The Rolls Royce Merlin (including all license built models) was a V12
engine. Used in such aircraft as the Lancaster and P-51 Mustang.

The Rover Meteor engine is a derivative of that engine and saw application
in the Centurion tank.

I think you're associating the name Meteor with the Gloster Meteor jet
aircraft (which had turbines).


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Old February 14th 04, 06:37 PM
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In article ,
Chuck Harris writes:
According to a website on PT boats that I found by Google,
the PT 7X series boats used a Packard V12 that was a direct
descendant of the Lancaster Airplane engine. They made a point
of saying that it wasn't a Merlin, or a Packard-Merlin.


They were pPackard V-12s, and derived from airplane engines, but not
Merlins. The Packard PT boat engines were derivatives of the Packard
A-1500 V-12s built in the 1920s.

I think some RAF Crashboats _did_ use the Meteor, though.
Certainly some, in the 1950s used Rolls Griffons.

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Old February 14th 04, 09:04 PM
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In article ,
Chuck Harris wrote:
According to a website on PT boats that I found by Google,
the PT 7X series boats used a Packard V12 that was a direct
descendant of the Lancaster Airplane engine. They made a point


Liberty, not Lancaster. No such engine as a Lancaster, so
far as I know, and the Lancaster aeroplane was powered
by Merlins (most marks) or Bristol Hercules.

One Motor Torpedo Boat (the solitary F-type Fairmile)
got four Hercules instead of the usual Packards, bus
tthe power drain of the cooling fans just about absorbed
the power increase. It might have been different if she'd
got Centaurus, as planned.

of saying that it wasn't a Merlin, or a Packard-Merlin.


Looks like there were tanks, boats and airplanes that shared a
related V12 engine.


Certainly most British cruiser tanks (and the Valentine and
Churchill infantry tanks) had Liberty-derived V12s. Can't
remember whether the shift to the Meteor was with the Cromwell
or the Comet (Cromwell, I think - the related Centaur certain;y
had a Nuffield Liberty)

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Hello, I am interested if it is still avialable?

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