Zero fighter plane being prepped for first flight since WWII
Almost 70 years after it was flown by the Imperial Japanese Navy, a Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane is being prepared to once again take to the skies of
The Bristol Centaurus engine
Centaurus 130. The Centaurus was a two-row, 18-cylinder, air cooled radial engine. It had a Bore of 5.75 in (146 mm) and a stroke of 7 ins (178 mm). This gave it a capacity of 3272 cubic inches (53.62 litres). It was a Fedden sleeve valve engine with gear/crank drive, 3 inlet ports and 2 exhaust ports. It developed over 2700 shp (2015 kW) at 2800 rpm and weighed in at 3460 lbs (1569 kg).
BMW "801D-2" is a 14-Cylinder Air Cooled Radial Engine - Rated at 1,677 hp – Used on the Focke Wulf Fw-190 - Air was Funneled Through the Prop Spinner, Through Reducers and Over the Heads Heating the Air. This Heated Air Combined with the Thrust from the Prop, Generated Additional Thrust.
Rolls-Royce Exe (Boreas) and Pennine Aircraft Engines
From the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, Rolls-Royce developed two air-cooled X-24 aircraft engines: the 1,200 hp (895 kW) Exe and the 2,800 hp (2,088 kW) Pennine. Neither engine entered production.