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For gearheads: Rolls Royce Merlin engine from Jay Leno's garage
Posted by: AllGold
Date: February 23, 2021 03:55PM
Long video but if you have the time...

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Re: For gearheads: Rolls Royce Merlin engine from Jay Leno's garage
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 23, 2021 07:19PM
An amazing engine.
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Re: For gearheads: Rolls Royce Merlin engine from Jay Leno's garage
Posted by: nwyaker
Date: February 23, 2021 07:37PM
Saw/heard several flying in Spitfires at Duxford Fall 2019.
Hurricanes and ME-109 too !

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Re: For gearheads: Rolls Royce Merlin engine from Jay Leno's garage
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: February 23, 2021 08:30PM
Really cool! Thanks for sharing.



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Re: For gearheads: Rolls Royce Merlin engine from Jay Leno's garage
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 25, 2021 09:01AM
I was at a small private airfield a few years back, that give rides in a P-51 with a Merlin 12.

Watching it take off and land was a thrilling experience.

During the ride, the pilot made a few low-ish passes over the airfield and pulled up somewhat aggressively, and that was truly impressive, even watching from the ground.

The owner also had the original Allison and a spare Merlin on display.

I really love the sound of that engine.






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Re: For gearheads: Rolls Royce Merlin engine from Jay Leno's garage
Posted by: AllGold
Date: February 25, 2021 03:12PM
I saw a show a while back talking about about the P-51. The Merlin engine clearly had much better performance and made the P-51 the effective aircraft that it was.

But they were talking with some of the old pilots and while they probably didn't want to be in a dog fight with it, some said they really loved the Allison engine. They said it had a distinctive, beautiful sound that was instantly recognizable.
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