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BRM V16 Chassis IV Supercharger

During the 1930’s Rolls-Royce had been experimenting with a centrifugal supercharger. The aim was to boost the power of the Bentley sixes with the unit running at six times the engine speed. Rolls Royce was commissioned in 1946 to design a supercharger for the P15 BRM under the direction of Geoffrey Wilde. The result was an innovative two-stage centrifugal supercharger derived from a Merlin engine. With a 6in diameter in

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Simon Owen Shooting Cars: The Story Of The BRM P15 V16 Chassis IV At RAF Coningsby.

When the alarm went off on the 25th September 2021, it was still dark but I got up with a spring in my step, because today was a special day. Today, I had the unique opportunity to photograph two of Britain’s iconic engineering feats together; the only UK based Avro Lancaster Bomber still in airworthy condition and the freshly completed BRM V16 Chassis IV. This Lancaster was built in 1945

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