Saturday, 26 April 2008

Avro Lincoln RF511


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Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

This looks like a pump or compressor casing to me, but that might be because I am the wrong sort of engineer.

It has since been suggested by blog comments that they are blowers from the Merlin Engines' superchargers. Close enough.

There were a couple of these in the stream bed.

I think this is the one at : SH 67833 63878

3 comments:

Kyriu said...

After much perusing I remembered that Flight International has it's archives online, including their cutaways. So, if you check the one about the supercharged Merlin you see a blower that fits the description.

http://www.flightglobal.com/imagearchive/Image.aspx?GalleryName=Cutaways/Aeroengines/Aeroengines-Piston&Image=R-R-MerlinXX-supercharger+detail

Peak District Air Accident Research said...
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Sean said...

Yes, it would seem to be the blower from a supercharger...