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Engine Descriptons and Maintenance Procedures

Aircraft Engine Company Employee Publications
Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah IX Top Overhaul
Armstrong-Siddeley Tiger VIII Overhaul
BMW 801 D-2 Kommandogerät (Control System)
The BMW 803A Aircraft Engine
BMW 803A CAD Models
Bristol Orion Design Notes
Bristol Sleeve Valve and Turbine Engines
Chevrolet Aircraft Engines
Continental A-40 Design and Machining
Continental A-Series Engines: The A-50
Continental A-Series Engines: The A-65
Continental A-Series Engines: The A75
Continental A-Series Engines: The A-80
Continental A-Series Engines: The A100
Continental A-Series Engines: Fuel Injection
Curtiss, Lawrance and Wright Engine Specifications and Images
Curtiss CD-12 Engine by Lanny Waguespack
Daimler Benz DB601, DB603, DB605, DB610 Images, Drawings and Specifications
de Havilland Ghost 48 - Part 1: Engine Components
de Havilland Ghost 48 - Part 2: Lubrication, Fuel and Ignition Systems
Duesenberg Aircraft Engines by William Pearce
Engine Maintenance Costs by Charlie Cravens
Ford's Aircraft Engine
Fw 190 and BMW 801
General Motors Research Laboratories X-250
German V-1 Flying Bomb
Halford’s H.1 in America by Dave Birch
Junkers Jumo 213 Engine by Doug Culy
McCulloch Aircraft Engines by Kimble D. McCutcheon
Menasco Aircraft Engnes
Napier Sabre Overhaul
Packard Articles by Robert J. Neal
Pratt & Whitney JT-3 Disassembly
Pratt & Whitney T34 Drawings
Rolls-Royce Conway Part 1: Overview, Compressor, Combustion, Turbine
Rolls-Royce Conway Part 2: Accessory Drives, Fuel System
Rolls-Royce Conway Part 3: Oil, Starting and Air Systems
Rolls-Royce Conway Part 4: Operation
Rolls-Royce Conway Part 5: Bomber Installations
Rolls-Royce Conway Part 6: Transport Installations
Rolls-Royce Merlin XX Installation, Mechanism, Carburetion and Lubrication Diagrams - AP 1590G
Turbomeca Artouste Airborne Auxiliary Power Plant
Westinghouse J-46 Part 1: Overview
Westinghouse J-46 Part 2: Lubrication System
Westinghouse J-46 Part 3: Fuel System
Westinghouse J-46 Part 4: Electrical System
Additional Engine Descriptions and Maintenance Procedures


Engine Images and Installations

Eagles Mere Air Museum Engines
Engine Cutaways
Engine Installations
The Engines of Brodhead, A Photo Essay by Richard E. Loftis
Lockheed SR-71 Propulsion, A Photo Essay by Richard E. Loftis
Museo del Aire de Madrid, Courtesy of Quinto Sertorio


Engine Sales Brochures

This great collection of engine sales brochures includes images, specifications, construction details and performance charts for rare and not-so-rare engines. These were donated by Ted Koch and are part of the AEHS Document Collection.

Bliss Jupiter Aircooled Radial Aero Engine
Bliss Titan Aircooled Aero Engine
The Caminez (440-C) Engine
Continental Aircraft Engines
Fiat Engines at the Second Annual New York Aviation Show
The Frederickson Model 5A 2-Cycle 5-Cylinder Rotary Engine
Gipsy Aero Engines
Isotta Fraschini Moteurs D'Aviation
Kinner C-5 210 hp Aircraft Engine
Le Quadri-Moteur Breguet Brevet Bugatti
Les Productions Farman Department Moteur
Menasco M-50 Engine
The Moore-Power Three-Valve Engine
Packard - Master Motor Builders
The Packard Diesel Aircraft Engine
Pratt & Whitney Aeronautical Engines for Every Purpose
The Rover (R-267) Aviation Engine
Sturtevant Model 5A, 5A-4 1/2 Airplane Engines
Walter NZ 120/135 hp Licensed by Spartan
Wright Whirlwinds 320 and 450


Propulsion Development History

Stepping Stones to Jet Propulsion; Sir Frank Whittle’s 1928 Cranwell Thesis and the Unbuilt Jet Engine Demonstrator, by Dr. Fred Starr
The 1929 Whittle Turbojet Demonstrator: Britain’s Greatest Lost Opportunity?, Presentation by Dr. Fred Starr
How Many Valves — The History of Number of Valves per Cylinder, by Kevin Cameron
McCook Field's 1918 Propeller Testing Laboratory
Notes on Hispano-Suiza WW1 Engines, by Paul Dempsey
Notes on Early Air-Cooled Engine Design, by Paul Dempsey
Why Internal Combustion?, by Paul Dempsey



Allison V-1710 and Rolls-Royce Merlin Torsional Vibration Characteristics, by Robert J. Raymond and Daniel D. Whitney
Bristol Engine Tests at the Royal Aircraft Establishment: Work Carried Out by Beatrice Shilling ca. 1941, by Robert J. Raymond (web version)
Bristol Engine Tests at the Royal Aircraft Establishment: Work Carried Out by Beatrice Shilling ca. 1941, by Robert J. Raymond (1.5M PDF)
Crankpin Bearings in High Output Aircraft Piston Engine, by Robert Raymond (2.5M PDF)
AEHS Document Collection Catalog With Access to Over 40 Engine Accessory Manuals and Hundreds of Other Scans!
Aircraft Engine Performance Analysis at Rolls-Royce ca. 1940, by Robert Raymond (web version)
Aircraft Engine Performance Analysis at Rolls-Royce ca. 1940, by Robert Raymond (1.4M PDF)
Airplane-Engine-Accessory Cross Reference (December 1943)
Bristol Hercules, Centaurus, and Proteus Performance Curves
Case History of Triptane
Engine-Airplane-Carburetor Cross Reference
Engine Specifications circa 1924
Engine Installation Drawings
M-L Magneto Type ADS Manual
Pratt & Whitney Gasoline and Engine Specifications
Pratt & Whitney Installation Drawings
Rotol Propeller, Governor, Fan and Spinner Specifications, Courtesy of Bruce Vander Mark
Rotol Propeller Control Units, Spinners, Fans and Feathering Pumps, Courtesy of Bruce Vander Mark
Whatever Became of the Surplus Merlins?, by Dave Birch

Additional Reference Material


Reno Air Races

Reno 2016, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2015, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2014, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2013, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2012, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2011, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2010, by Dan Whitney
Reno 2009, by Dan Whitney


Members’ Restoration Projects

Mike Grimes’ LeBlond 7D Engine
Mike Grimes’ Heath Cannon Ball Racer Engine
David Irwin's Merlin Mk500-29 Runs
Bill Bishop’s Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah
Tom Fey Explores the Boulin Strobomeca Instrument
Tom Fey’s Righter 2-GS-17
Tom Fey’s Mystery Contra-Prop Restoration
Tom Fey’s Kiekhaefer 0-45-1 Restoration
Luca Mariotti’s Drone Restorations
Brian Mills’ Bristol Hercules 216
Brian Mills’ Rolls-Royce Griffon



US Army Air Corps Turbocharger Development, 1919 - 1922
The Engineering Division Side Type Turbocharger, 1922 - 1924
Turbocharger Development and Production, 1924 - 1945