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From the early 1930s until just after World War II, engine designers worked to create a new and more powerful generation of piston aircraft engines. Military aircraft designers hoped these engines would give bombers intercontinental range and propel fighters to speeds of over 500 miles per hour. One such engine was the Chrysler XI-2220, an inverted V-16 less than 34 inches in diameter that produced 2,500 horsepower. This book tells the fascinating story of young automotive engineers and the engine they designed, built and flew during WWII.

Chrysler Aircraft Engines is the second in a series of books about experimental engines built for the U.S. Army before and during World War II.

Chrysler Aircraft Engines is extensively researched using material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency, Chrysler Historical Collection, U.S. National Archives, National Museum of the United States Air Force, and several individuals who worked on the project. With unprecedented detail, It provides practically a day-by-day account of XI-2220 development. It includes a bibliography and index.

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Rare Books on CD-ROM

Many interesting and important technical books have become increasingly rare and expensive. Weak Force Press is making some of these titles available on CD-ROM as a series of high-quality scans at an affordable price.

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In the 1930s, when gas turbines were practically unknown, engine designers worldwide struggled to create a new and more powerful generation of aircraft engines. One such engine, the Tornado, was a remarkable 42-cylinder liquid-cooled radial conceived by the Wright Aeronautical Corporation. This book tells the incredible story of the people, politics and technology behind the Tornado, of the aircraft it was meant to power, and of the volunteers who preserved it for future generations.

First in a series of books about experimental engines built for the U.S. Army around World War II, Tornado presents the complete story of this unique aircraft engine.

Tornado is extensively researched using material from the National Air and Space Museum, Air Force Historical Research Agency, National Archives, NASA Langley Research Center and New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame. It includes a bibliography and index.

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Packard

Books About Packard Engines in Auto, Marine, and Aero Applications

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