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the napier nomad compound engine was the most efficient engine of its time ..and its specific fuel consumption is still unmatched today ..

i know it was tested on a avro shackelton - but where there any aircraft designs made from scratch for this engine.. ?
 

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Perhaps have a look here :http://users.bigpond.net.au/Shackleton/nomad.html
The Avro 717 is mentioned, but as a modified Lincoln, it wouldn't have been a truely
""Nomad design". nevertheless, the R.112D is mentioned, a flying boat, which was intended
to use the Nomad, too. Sorry, if it iwas an Avro design isn't mentioned, will have to look
up at home ...
 

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Junkers had explored aero boosted-diesels. Napier began E.125 in 1944 and it became a candidate for the larger Brabazon Types and for RAF MR:
- Avro 482 was bid to Type III with 4xRR Clyde propeller-turbine, or Nomad (Avro 692 won, 4/46, with Clyde; that soon died and Britannia/Centaurus was funded).
- Short/Saro bid Shetland 2 to BOAC/BSAAC, 1945 as S.A.8, with Nomad vice Centaurus. In 5/46 Saro Princess/RR Tweed won.
- To MR Spec.R.2/48 Short bid P.D.2/Nomad; Saro Princess derivative P.104/Proteus won, dribbling vaguely into 1952.

Napier refined Nomad as Mk.2 and retained MoS dribble funding, bidding it, 1952 to Shackleton M.R.4. Both were chopped 4/55, by when we had spent £5.1Mn. on Nomads.
 

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