September 28, 2016, 08:14:50 PM

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Erik X

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A 37-litres Rolls Royce Griffon V12 running on a test stand. Double counter-rotating props but unfortunately no Spitfire attached ???
It never got into the air but the spectators standing in the slipstream almost did..
Still I doubt it was running at full power, the props seem to be clipped to a manageable size.

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A 37-litres Rolls Royce Griffon V12...

Out of a Shackleton? Don't see many of those these days  :(

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Now that is one hell of a lawnmower!!   :o

Erik X

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A 37-litres Rolls Royce Griffon V12...

Out of a Shackleton? Don't see many of those these days  :(

Griffon was also used in Spitfire Mk XII and beyond, Swedish Airforce bought a number of Mk XIX so I guess it comes from one of those. But then again, Mk XIX did not have doble props? It might be possible to tell from the engine mount but thats above my level  :D  It is possible this engine was imported as military surplus..
It would definitely clean the garden from autumn leaves in notime!

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Nice sequence Erik!  Captured the action very well.
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Hi Erik.
Nothing quite like standing near a Merlin or Griffon as it starts up and throttles up for takeoff.
I'm guessing it was well anchored down to not taxi across the field!

Cheers,Graham.

A 37-litres Rolls Royce Griffon V12 running on a test stand. Double counter-rotating props but unfortunately no Spitfire attached ???
It never got into the air but the spectators standing in the slipstream almost did..
Still I doubt it was running at full power, the props seem to be clipped to a manageable size.
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