Aircraft Diesel Engine

Aircraft Diesel Engine

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The aircraft diesel engine or aero diesel has not been widely used as an aircraft engine. Diesel engines were used in airships and were tried in aircraft in the late 1920s and 1930s, but never "caught on" in a major fashion. Its main advantage is its excellent specific fuel consumption and the somewhat higher density of its fuel, but these advantages have been outweighed by combination of its inherent disadvantages compared to gasoline-fueled or turboprop engines, and the accidents of history. The ever-rising cost of avgas and doubts about its future availability have spurred a resurgence in aircraft diesel engine production in recent years.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 290g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134996203
  • 9786134996204