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Offline Mossie

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The Secret Horsepower Race
« 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
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Re: The Secret Horsepower Race
« Reply #1 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).