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The Last Gasp For Large Piston Engines

Pratt and Whitney R-4360 VDT

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Starting in the mid nineteen forties there was a move to this newfangled jet turbine technology. Still it was mostly untested and the good old internal combustion engine was better known.  Into this small fragment of time was an interesting innovation of Pratt & Whitney’s.

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