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Offline joncarrfarrelly

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A decent Napier Nomad article
« on: August 05, 2019, 04:47:50 pm »
https://oldmachinepress.com/2019/08/05/napier-nomad-compound-aircraft-engine/

Mr. Pearce has done his typically excellent job of research and composition.  :thumbsup:

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Re: A decent Napier Nomad article
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 05:08:26 pm »
Absolutely fascinating.  Thanks for the link JCF. :thumbsup:

I don't know what those guys at  Napier were on back then, but it must have been pretty powerful stuff!  ;D

If that Nomad I Lincoln flew at the 1951 Farnborough display I must have seen it, but can't remember it sadly, it must have sounded amazing. But there were lots of Lancaster or Lincoln test beds displaying in those days.

As for a Nomad II being 'on display' at the Wroughton Musuem, we should be so lucky. The Wroughton Museum never seems to be open, despite having advertised open days which never actually happen. I've been there twice on such days to be met with closed gates and security staff who '.....know nuffin' about it guv.....'  :banghead:
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Re: A decent Napier Nomad article
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 01:26:11 am »
Interesting link.  Some of the mysteries of the Nomad are now resolved for me, at least.   :thumbsup:
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Re: A decent Napier Nomad article
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 03:48:07 am »
Thanks Jon.

... I've been there twice on such days to be met with closed gates and security staff who '.....know nuffin' about it guv.....'  :banghead:

And there we were wondering where all the stuff from Area 51 might have been moved to...
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Re: A decent Napier Nomad article
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 11:01:14 am »
Absolutely fascinating.  Thanks for the link JCF. :thumbsup:

I don't know what those guys at  Napier were on back then, but it must have been pretty powerful stuff!  ;D

If that Nomad I Lincoln flew at the 1951 Farnborough display I must have seen it, but can't remember it sadly, it must have sounded amazing. But there were lots of Lancaster or Lincoln test beds displaying in those days.

As for a Nomad II being 'on display' at the Wroughton Musuem, we should be so lucky. The Wroughton Museum never seems to be open, despite having advertised open days which never actually happen. I've been there twice on such days to be met with closed gates and security staff who '.....know nuffin' about it guv.....'  :banghead:

Leave a reply to the article with your Wroughton info, the author and other readers will be appreciative.  :thumbsup:
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.