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    Default Sabre III 24 cylinder engine.

    I just realized that Napier Sabre is almost 20 cm shorter than Merlin engine...and 37 litre volume.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/EnginePorn/...odels_of_this/

    This is an ultimate engine....any of those available ?

    5500 hp

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    Default Re: Sabre III 24 cylinder engine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    I just realized that Napier Sabre is almost 20 cm shorter than Merlin engine...and 37 litre volume.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/EnginePorn/...odels_of_this/

    This is an ultimate engine....any of those available ?

    5500 hp

    Available yes, accessible to put into something besides an airworthy Tempest? No.
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    Default Re: Sabre III 24 cylinder engine.

    Could they be reproduced ? For air racing ?

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    Default Re: Sabre III 24 cylinder engine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    Could they be reproduced ? For air racing ?
    As with anything, if you have that sort of money itís not impossible. It would probably be upwards of millions to overhaul/reproduce a Sabre, and then fit it into an air racer fuselage (itís not like putting a Griffon on a Mustang or a 3350 on a Bearcat/Fury), and then on top of that thereís zero development of the Sabre in racing so the time it would take to potentially make it a potent combo for racing is years and millions of dollars in trial and error. Itís an awesome engine, but I will be happy enough to see it on a flying Typhoon or Tempest
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    Default Re: Sabre III 24 cylinder engine.

    I recall Sam Bousfield and Eric Ahlstrom sorta run into a wall...as they couldn't find an engine for the Dart racer.

    If the air racing sorta took advantage of the new materials and aerodynamics...the planes could go 1000 km/h....with purpose build new engines ( let's say Chevrolet, Ferrari and Mercedes got interested...etc ).

    If the track was also interesting to watch...like in Star Wars pod racers....( not quite )....it could make a difference.

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    Default Re: Sabre III 24 cylinder engine.

    It would be cheapest to develop the HS-7 radial.

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