Friday, June 6, 2014

70 years gone


I remember in 1974 thinking  a penny dated 1944 was FOREVER ago.  Somehow that 30 years seems longer than this 70s years.

Here is a video of one of the less famous contributors to the invasions success.  The Hawker Typhonn fighter bomber.

I like P-47 Thunderbolts (duh) but I learned things from this video. The 2500 hp 24 cylinder engine for one... Nice.

1 comment:

Angus McThag said...

You've almost got to see a cutaway of the Sabre to believe the complexity.

Sleeve valves! Each with its own gear to spin it.

The made the engine more compact by omitting coolant galleries inside the castings and running lines outside the engine.