Re: Diesel aircraft engines

From:         Paul Michaels <> (Paul Michaels)
Organization: The Scottish Internet Supplier
Date:         03 Sep 96 01:17:01 
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>Wern't the Junkers "Jumo" aeroengines of WWII diesel? (....and if not the
>Jumo, there was a Junkers diesel....
>And props are not for boats. Proper boatmen call props"wheels"...

>Tony Sebastian

Yep, the Junkers Ju 86 B, C, D, P and R models had various Jumo 205,
207 diesels including one with NOx boosting which helped give a
ceiling of 14400m (47 250 ft) making them immune to the attentions of
British interceptors for a long time.
If you see a newsreel of these machines, they leave a black exhaust
trail - was this the first air bus?

Paul Michaels, Aberdaugleddau (Milford Haven), Wales
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