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Offline LowObservable

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Re: Rolls-Royce Crecy engine which was to be installed in Spitfire
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2019, 09:32:56 am »
Someone should clone the Crecy and clean up at Reno.

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Re: Rolls-Royce Crecy engine which was to be installed in Spitfire
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2019, 09:50:12 am »
Hell of an idea !  With an up-to-date P-51 fuselage look alike (carbon fiber, the usual business) it would make a terrific racer. Rare Bear ? meh. Go back into the alaskan cave.
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Re: Rolls-Royce Crecy engine which was to be installed in Spitfire
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2019, 10:10:01 am »
Using the RRHT books on the Crecy and the RR Mustang, plus lots of back & forth consultation with David Birch the official RR historian who wrote the books (sadly deceased now), I built this RR FTB which I have as Crecy powered.
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Re: Rolls-Royce Crecy engine which was to be installed in Spitfire
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2019, 10:57:51 pm »
Does anybody have the physical dimensions of the Crecy engine, by chance?   They aren't in the Wikipedia article, I note.


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Re: Rolls-Royce Crecy engine which was to be installed in Spitfire
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2019, 08:33:49 pm »
Does anybody have the physical dimensions of the Crecy engine, by chance?   They aren't in the Wikipedia article, I note.

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BTW, it's the Crecy instead of the 5,037hp E.65.

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Re: Rolls-Royce Crecy engine which was to be installed in Spitfire
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 03:30:04 pm »
Thanks but what I'm after is the length, width and height of the engine.   Something it seems is sadly lacking from any publication I have access to or the Web.

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You could try emailing RR Heritage Trust at Derby. They are very helpful.