Merlin
Merlin
Photo of the Rolls-Royce Merlin a liquid cooled 27 liter (1649 in3) 60° V12 piston aircraft engine which became famous in World War II. An English Icon, several versions of the Merlin were built by Rolls-Royce (in Derby, Crewe and Glasgow) by Ford of Britain (in Trafford Park, Manchester) and in the United States as the Packard V-1650. They are widely considered to be among the most successful aircraft engines produced during World War II.

The name "Merlin" comes from a type of small falcon, in line with the convention Rolls-Royce used in naming its other piston aero-engines, and has no connection to King Arthur's legendary magician.
Ref:
Location:
Bellingham, WA
Date:
3/21/09
Photographer:
David Schultz

Merlin

Photo of the Rolls-Royce Merlin a liquid cooled 27 liter (1649 in3) 60° V12 piston aircraft engine which became famous in World War II. An English Icon, several versions of the Merlin were built by Rolls-Royce (in Derby, Crewe and Glasgow) by Ford of Britain (in Trafford Park, Manchester) and in the United States as the Packard V-1650. They are widely considered to be among the most successful aircraft engines produced during World War II.

The name "Merlin" comes from a type of small falcon, in line with the convention Rolls-Royce used in naming its other piston aero-engines, and has no connection to King Arthur's legendary magician.
Ref:
Date:
3/21/09
Location:
Bellingham, WA
Photographer:
David Schultz