R.R. Merlin 66

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    #402Cdn. Valkyrie New Member

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    Hello all!

    Anyone in here know how long the R.R. Merlin 66 could run at 3000rpm (or just 3000rpm) before it overheated, this would be on the Spitfire Mk. IX with automatic radiators. And if anyone know please tell me at what altitude to!

    Thanks!
     
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    Off the top of my head I think it was 16 minutes, but I could be wrong here (Gotta book somewhere about the Merlin).

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    Only something I want to point out...

    I think you're wrong concerning the Mark IX. As far as I know, that Spitfire was powered by a Merlin 61, not a Merlin 66. Unless there is a variant of the Mk. IX that I don't know.
     
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    IXa Merlin 61 or 63
    IXc Merlin 61 or 63
    LFIXc Merlin 66
    HFIXc Merlin 70
    IXe Merlin 63
    LFIXe Merlin 66
    HFIXe Merlin 70

    Plus MA587 which was a IXc which had a 6 Bladed Contra-Rotating Prop and a Merlin 77

    8)

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    Oh, right. Thanks for the informations.
     
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    Anytime, m8 8)

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