World War 2 Aero Engines

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  1. Andrew

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    To my knowledge there were 14 types of Aircraft that used the Rolls Royce Merlin Engine during the War. The Rolls Royce Merlin being used in some or all of the various Marks of Aircraft produced, these I think are

    Spitfire/Seafire
    Hurricane/Sea Hurricane
    Fairey Battle
    Bolton Paul Defiant
    Fairey Fulmer
    Mustang
    Mosquito/Sea Mosquito
    Hornet/Sea Hornet
    Fairey Barracuda
    Lancaster
    Wellington
    Beaufighter
    Halifax
    ME109 Bouchan

    The Merlin Engine was used in just 1 Mark of the Beaufighter, Wellington and the Halifax, where the pilots of the said Aircraft reported better flight characteristics with 1 engine out, and they could fly at a higher altitude, but with the Bristol Hercules Engines the pilots said that they had higher speed at or near ground level, there was also a Mark of the Lancaster which were fitted with Bristol Hercules Engines.

    Can anyone think of any more WW2 Aircraft that used the Rolls Royce Merlin?

    Was there any other Aero Engines Produced that were used in as many different types of Aircraft as the Merlin?

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    The Me-109 (With Merlin) was actually designated the Ha-1112 (Hispano-Built) Buchon. Just correction of a minor mistake. :D
     
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    The DB series of engines were used in a lot of aircraft, and so was the P&W R-2800 but I don't think they reached the levels of the Merlin.
     
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    i doubt anthing did, and there were many more experimental types that used it....................
     
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    Well, there were alot of expiremental types using the R-2800 but you are probably right.
     
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    I forgot one Aircraft on this list
    The Whitley
    That makes it 15 in all

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    and incase you haven't noticed they are all British planes (not american, british)
     
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    ok so i was wrong about ALL of them being british (the mustang is american) but the brits still flew in the mustang
     
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    what's the problem with them all being british??
     
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    NOTHING
     
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    they why make the point??
     
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    Because:"reminds me of the time i sank the Tirpitz"
     
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    And a major mistake: The Ha-1112 was Spanish not British. And the Bf-109 was German.
     
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    but the Mk.II lancaster was slower than the Mk.I/III...........................
     
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    2 more for the list:

    Avro York
    P-40 F/L (Packard Merlin, built under license)

    That's 17, I think
     
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    the avro york was a post war conversion....................
     
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    Maybe it's wrong, but my reference has the first prototype flying on July 5, 1942 and the third prototype being used as a VIP transport for Churchill from 1943. BOAC had 5 of them in 1944 for use as transports between the UK and North Africa.
     
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    they're generally considered a post-war plane as they were fist used on a "large" scale during the berlin airlift......................
     
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    Lancs, I reckon you know way more about the York than I do, but just reading from the book, those 5 in the BOAC were production models (C.1s). But would they be considered civilian aircraft?? Hmm...

    No doubt that the majority of Yorks were post-war, but I wonder if it's okay to sneak them on to the list anyway?
     
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