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Title: The Secret Horsepower Race
Post by: Mossie on May 24, 2021, 03:00:11 pm
Interesting looking title about WWII aircraft engine development that might inform a few wiffs:

The Secret Horsepower Race - Special edition Merlin: Western Front Fighter Engine Development by Calum Douglas
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1911658875/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_glt_i_7NZ4ZXMHK5Z9RK5QV8QD
Title: Re: The Secret Horsepower Race
Post by: Hobbes on May 25, 2021, 04:54:29 am
yep, I read it when it came out, it's an excellent book. It's been discussed a lot over on Secret Projects.
It mostly focuses on the successful engine families, and compares the development strategies used by the Allies vs. the Axis, and the compromises that e.g. the Germans had to make due to shortages of strategic minerals (nickel).
Title: Re: The Secret Horsepower Race
Post by: Army of One on July 03, 2021, 12:29:31 pm
I had it on pre order due to the cover....got it and have to admit was disappointed. It is an absolutely fantastic book, don't get me wrong. Very very detailed but not what I was expecting....anyone with an interest in engines and workings of every bit of one will love it. I am more interested in the whole thing ie the planes they were installed in....basically more pics/profiles of aircraft...my own fault and my own opinion. A fabulous reference book on engines.....
Title: Re: The Secret Horsepower Race
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 03, 2021, 12:49:52 pm
Sounds just up my street, that one.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Secret Horsepower Race
Post by: Army of One on July 03, 2021, 02:09:58 pm
Want my copy.....? Wasted on me....