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Old 5th Nov 2017, 23:01
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Originally Posted by chuks View Post
PRD-1, you seem to have a lot of inside information about Formula 1, but when it comes to aviation ....
You're right, of course. I was trying to remember the 3350 reference but couldn't, and I was sure that the turbocompounded version of the 4360 was a production engine but when I checked my books I found it was just a proposal with limited development. Apols for the mistake!

There is also some confusion of terminology - I tend to the traditional view that "turbocompounding" means returning energy to the crankshaft, but there are some sources that also call the variable discharge turbine nozzle concept turbocompounding, because it adds energy to the propulsion system in the form of diorect thrust. For me this is a misuse of the term - YMMV.

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