Re: Back on the Named Engines thread...

From:         Steve Lacker <>
Organization: applied research laboratories
Date:         12 Oct 96 02:36:02 
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Graeme Cant wrote:

> Bristol gave all their engines names from classical Greek - Hercules
> (no, not Poirot), Centaurus, Perseus, Mercury, Taurus, etc. for
> piston engines and Theseus, Proteus (world's most widely travelled
> icemaker) Orion, Orpheus, Olympus, etc. for turbines.

That just BEGS for an explanation :-) The Proteus is the Britannia engine,
correct? Ya can't just toss out a wisecrack like that and leave us hangin'...

Stephen Lacker
Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin
PO Box 8029, Austin TX 78713-8029