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Hanglands
05-08-2007, 03:39 AM
Hi,

I recently ran across a mention somewhere of diesel aero engines. I'd never really thought about this before.

So I've been looking at a few pages on this topic.

http://www.zoche.de/index.html

This one talks about a Junkers diesel : http://www.billzilla.org/ideas4.htm

http://www.wilksch.com/todays_pilot_nov03.html

This one shows a Rolls Royce Condor, and an Alfa Romeo : http://www.oldengine.org/members/diesel/Duxford/Aviat5.htm

Anyway, while we're on the subject of engines, heres some I photo'd at Duxford recently :

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00167.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00158.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00156.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00113.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00107.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00096.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00061.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00058.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00029.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00028.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00027.jpg

Regards.

Hanglands
05-08-2007, 03:39 AM
Hi,

I recently ran across a mention somewhere of diesel aero engines. I'd never really thought about this before.

So I've been looking at a few pages on this topic.

http://www.zoche.de/index.html

This one talks about a Junkers diesel : http://www.billzilla.org/ideas4.htm

http://www.wilksch.com/todays_pilot_nov03.html

This one shows a Rolls Royce Condor, and an Alfa Romeo : http://www.oldengine.org/members/diesel/Duxford/Aviat5.htm

Anyway, while we're on the subject of engines, heres some I photo'd at Duxford recently :

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00167.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00158.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00156.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00113.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00107.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00096.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00061.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00058.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00029.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00028.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/PIC00027.jpg

Regards.

Blutarski2004
05-08-2007, 07:43 AM
Nice photos, Hangland. Thank you for posting.

Re diesel a/c engines, Some years back I ran across one other example at the Paul Garber Restoration facility ofd the NASM. IIRC, it was an in-line of Skoda design from the mid to late 30's.

Hanglands
05-08-2007, 02:43 PM
Hi Blutarski,

That sounds like an interesting early motor. Unfortunately I couldnt find it on the net.

However, in the search I did find this thing, and its just as interesting.

The Skoda SK P14 fighter. Although its a ram jet, it could run on diesel, oil, or even coal dust! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif I've heard of engines running on coal dust before, I think they were from pre-diesel/petrol days. Something along the lines of the gunpowder engine etc.

Anyway, they certainly couldnt have perfomed on this level.

http://www.histaviation.com/Skoda-Kauba.html

http://www.luft46.com/jhart/jhp14-2.jpg

http://www.luft46.com/jhart/jhp14-3.jpg

Regards.