Packard Merlin V-1650-7
The famous Rolls-Royce Merlin powered many significant aircraft of World War II, including the Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire, and North American P-51. Design of the Merlin began in 1933 by Rolls-Royce, which had helped pioneer high-output, liquid-cooled engines throughout the 1920s and '30s.
The most powerful versions of the Merlin developed more horsepower for their displacement than any other production engines of World War II. The Packard Motor Car Company and Continental Aircraft built over 58,000 Merlins in the United States under license. Many were shipped to England, and others were used in versions of the Curtiss P-40 and most versions of the P 51. This Packard-built Merlin powered various models of the North American F-6 and
Transferred from the Department of the Navy, Bureau of Aeronautics.
Country of Origin: United States of America
Length: 221.3 cm (87.11 in.)
Width: 76.1 cm (29.97 in.)
Height: 105.7 cm (41.63 in.)
Type: 12 cylinders, V-type, liquid cooled
Power rating: 1,111 kW (1,490 hp) at 3,000 rpm
Displacement: 27 L (1,650 cu in)
Weight: 411 kg (905 lb)
Manufacturer: Packard Motor Car Co., Detroit, Mich.
Missing generator; on stand.