Re: Diesel aircraft engines

From:         shahid siddiqi <s.a.siddiqi@larc.nasa.gov>
Organization: as&m
Date:         12 Oct 96 02:36:05 
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Michael Khan x2717 A.326 mbp/fcsd/oad wrote:
>
> mholt@freenet.vcu.edu wrote:
>
> > I beleive it was a few models of the Ju-88 which
> > were diesel powered.
>
> Perhaps. But the Ju *86*, which existed as a pre-war civil transport,
> and it's later bomber version, were diesel-powered. They had endless
> problems with the diesel engines used (performance/reliability).

I think by the reliability standards of that day
the JU-86 Jumo 205 powered airplanes were
reasonably reliable. Remember they were flying from
Liboa to Rio De Jenero