Kfrs, Kes and other mystery letters

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  1. Tzaw1

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    Does anybody know, what do mean letters in names of engines Gnome Rhone?
    For example:
    18Lars
    18 - 18 cylinders
    L - the series L
    And remaining?
     
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    "L" is the manufacturer's SERIES reference.
    "r" means REDUCTEUR (= reduction gear)
    "s" means SURALIMENTE (= supercharged)
    "a" is part of La (indicates a SUB-SERIES)
     
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    Thanks. :)
     
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