Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Rolls Royce Eagle

Rolls Royce started building cars in late 1904 and while the company concentrated on cars, Charles Rolls developed an interest in aviation. Unfortunately he was killed in a crash in 1910. Five years later the company introduced their first airplane engine, the water cooled V-12 Eagle. Initially producing 225 hp, it was soon up to 360 hp and production continued till 1928. During the 13 year production run over 4000 were built.
Canadian Aviation and Space Museum

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