R-2600-10 two stage engine images??

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  1. Piper106

    Piper106 Member

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    Does anyone have images / drawings of the showing the accessory / blower section of the Wright R-2600-10 engine?

    Several references indicate this engine, in the first two prototype Grumman F6F fighters (the XF6F-1), was a two stage supercharged engine.

    I was interested how Wright arranged a two stage supercharger.

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    We have good detail on how P&W arranged their two stage supercharged engines thanks to Graham White's definitive books on P&W's R-2800 and R-4360

    Hopefully someone will produce a book or books of similar scale on Wrights WWII era and post war radial engines.

    Piper106
     
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    there are some tantalizing references to two stage systems for the R-2600, both mechanical and turbo, but none made it into production. Or at least were made in more than handful or two.

    I agree, A book on the Wright R-2600 and R-3350 would be most interesting.
     
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