Aero Engine [Merlin]; Rolls-Royce Limited. Aero Division; 2011.238

Name/Title

Aero Engine [Merlin]

About this object

A gray block with two rows of pistons jutting out from the top in a 'V' shape and 'Rolls Royce' painted in red across the sides. A liquid-cooled aero engine, initially known as the PV-12. It became known as the Merlin following the company convention of naming its piston aero engines after birds of prey.

They were made for the four-engine Avro Lancaster than for any other aircraft.

Maker

Rolls-Royce Limited. Aero Division

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Place Made

England

Measurements

H 1100 L 2100 W 750mm (H 43 5/16 L 82 11/16 W 29 1/2")

Subject and Association Keywords

1930s

Subject and Association Keywords

1940s

Collection

Aviation

Credit Line

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Object Type

Engine, Aircraft/Component, Aircraft/Aerospace Transportation Accessories/Aerospace Transportation T&E/07 Distribution & Transportation Artifacts/Nomenclature

Object number

2011.238

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