Beardmore Heavy Oil diesel engine, from Airship R. 101

Made:
1928
maker:
William Beardmore and Company Limited

Beardmore Heavy Oil engine, diesel engine, Tornado Mark III (No. 35, A.103459), by William Beardmore and Company Limited, Parkhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 1928. The Beardmore Heavy Oil engine, diesel engine, Tornado Mark III (No. 35, A.103459) was tested and used in several flight trials on the H.M. Airship R. 101. However, it is thought unlikely that this engine was on the final flight when the H.M. Airship R. 101 crashed.

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Details

Category:
Aircraft Propulsion
Object Number:
1933-468/1
Materials:
aluminium alloy, asbestos, paint, steel (metal)
type:
diesel engine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • engine - power producing equipment
credit:
Air Ministry

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