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Large contra rotating prop a/c on TV last night

Old 27th Aug 2012, 20:52
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As it has only got 16 exhausts,is it not the P16,and not the P24..?
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 00:51
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I wondered about that too, but see here:


Four exhaust ports per cylinder bank faced outboard, the two central ports being common to two cylinders, vis 2 & 3 and 4 & 5. The end ports had only one cylinder discharging into them. Induction and exhaust was on the same side of each cylinder head.
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 19:45
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Aaah the magic share button! I never came across that, thank you very much A30yoyo.

Yes the P24 engine was in the Cobham Annex at Yeovilton I was pleased to find it, I had no idea it was there (or anywhere). I wonder if the Museums engine was the engine from the Fairey Battle that went to the USA or another, perhaps unused, (like the Rolls Royce Eagle is said to be in Yeovilton's Wyvern) ?

Fairey finally brought the two engines in one / contra-prop idea to fruition in the wonderful Gannet so all of the P24 work wasn't completely in vain.
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 22:58
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Ha! It was years before I found that (the little share sign above the medium size pic on the flickr 'you' page!), ('bbc' setting for pprune)...I just realized you can vary the image size shared, too e.g.(thumbnail)
Fairey P24 Engine at Yeovilton FAA museum by Rory57, on Flickr

You can switch the facility off, too, if you want to control where your pics are displayed

Cobham Hall is brilliant... will look out for the P24 next visit, and what they have of the Barracuda!

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