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Old 5th Nov 2017, 21:13
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PRD-1, you seem to have a lot of inside information about Formula 1, but when it comes to aviation ....

It's a small world, and I had hands-on experience of an airplane with the only mass-production turbo-compound engine ever made. That was a Douglas DC7-C fitted with the Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone, when I did a check ride on one to become a Flight Engineer.

The P&W R-4360 Wasp Major did not use turbo-compound technology, nor was it called the "Twin Wasp Major." (I guess you got mixed up there with the Twin Wasp.)

It's true that there were several engines under development that used this turbo-compound concept, but the only one that made it into mass production was the Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone. Even there, most versions of the R-3350 were not turbo-compound engines.
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