From: email@example.com (Louis A. Ramsay ) Organization: Netcom Date: 31 Jul 96 12:29:43 References: 1 Followups: 1 2 3 4 5
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In <airliners.1996.1498@ohare.Chicago.COM> firstname.lastname@example.org ( 0 Falke_Charlie phone dist ) writes: > >Yup. There were some German Diesel engined patrol seaplanes during >WWII. There are some intrigueing turbodiesels running in R&D >environments here and there. I think if product liability gets >cleaned up the rest of the way, you might see a lot more work along >those lines. When I had Aircraft Engine shop in High School (1948-1950), we had a set of drawings of a radial diesel aircraft engine. Can't remember for certain, but I think the engine had been designed, and possibly built, by Packard. One of the instructors told us two of the engines had been mounted on either a Beech D-18 or a Lockheed Lodestar. Next time I get back to the school, I'll ask one of the "Aero" instructors if the drawings are still around and try to get some photos. Regards, Lou.