Monday, July 11, 2005

Merlin Engine

Inspired engineering wins wars.

Here's the RAF WW2 memorial flight over Buckingham Place for yesterday's celebration of the 60th anniversary of victory.


The Hurricane and Spitfire fighters won the Battle of Britain and and the Lancaster bomber destroyed the cities of Germany.

All 3 planes have the incomparable Roll Royce Merlin engine - six of them together sounded magnificent.

The Merlin also transformed the P-51 Mustang into the best US fighter in the war.

Not bad for one design team.