Skywriters - Aeroplane February 2021

 
Whirlwind P6967 with the Rolls-Royce Flight Test Establishment at Hucknall in 1941, showing the carb air intakes moved to the tops of the nacelles. 
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The Whirlwind, the Peregrine and Westland

Regarding Tom Eeles’ article on the Whirlwind in the September issue, it was interesting to read the uncomplimentary comments made by Dowding about Westland. They echo the frustrations of Rolls-Royce in its own dealings with that company over the installation of the Peregrine, which did absolutely nothing for the reputation of the engine.

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