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1918 Duesenburg V-16 aero engine

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1918 Duesenburg V-16 aero engine

Comments for: 1918 Duesenburg V-16 aero engine
quasi Report This Comment
Date: July 09, 2011 08:47PM

55.6 litre, 800hp @ 1800 rpm

What a monster.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: July 10, 2011 12:29PM

The sumbich musta been loud as hell and weighed a ton too. What aircraft was it used in?
quasi Report This Comment
Date: July 10, 2011 01:23PM

Only four were built for testing and they never went into production because there wasn't an aircraft big enough at the time to use them. That makes sense because WWI ended in 1918 and the military started cutting back.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: July 10, 2011 03:22PM

What an engine. It must have been a blast to fire the sucker up with 16 naked pipes. In high school auto shop we had a big block V8 with bare exhaust pipes on a stand and always begged to teacher to crank it up and make it roar. Like watching fireworks only a lot louder. We also had an ancient 1 cyl industrial motor with drip oil that was a hoot to watch because it was slow enough to see the mechanics at work in real time. I'm no mechanic but that stuff is pretty amazing.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: July 10, 2011 03:25PM

i have an 8 foot sea plane propeller on the wall, but that one......oh hell yeah. thumbs
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BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: July 12, 2011 04:58PM

If you put a lab coat on the guy he'd look kinda like Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: July 12, 2011 08:05PM

Do you mean Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, the German spy and Mata Hari's sugar daddy?
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: July 12, 2011 08:54PM

that made my brain hurt. clown
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: July 12, 2011 11:07PM

No, I mean Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz of Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated.