Merlin

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The real story of how the Merlin came to power the Mustang

The Mustang and the Merlin. So right did the combination prove that they are now synonymous. But it was by no means always certain it would produce the long-range escort fighter which proved so influential in the European theatre. What was the reality behind the legend?

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The remarkable place where Rolls-Royce developed the mighty Merlin

In the first of a two-part feature, heritage photographer and curator Nigel Gibson describes the early days of Hucknall’s Flight Test Establishment, its vital relationship with Rolls-Royce and the role of his grandfather, Ted Gibson

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Adopting ASaC: Merlins take over Royal Navy surveillance role

Now responsible for covering the Royal Navy’s airborne surveillance and control mission, alongside its established maritime patrol helicopter roles, the Fleet Air Arm’s Merlin Helicopter Force is adapting to meet the challenges of a new operating environment, as we report

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Bundle of surplus UK Merlin kit offered for sale

The UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment & Support is selling more than 1,000 pieces of equipment previously utilised by the country’s Merlin rotary fleet, valued at more than £45m in total

Safran to support Portuguese Merlin engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a ten-year contract with the Força Aérea Portuguesa (Portuguese Air Force) to support the engines of its AW101 helicopters.

First aircraft lands on HMS Prince of Wales

ROYAL NAVY Merlin HM2 ZH856 from 820 Naval Air Squadron became the first aircraft to touch down on the deck of the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales (R09) on September 23.

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How Rolls-Royce improved the Merlin's power output

In the late 1930s, as the ramp head Merlin variant and its development woes were abandoned, it was clear that the engine had huge potential. Here we detail Rolls-Royce's various attempts to increase the power output of its hugely successful engine