Photos of Engine Hall:
- Gas Engine:
- Avon-203 Jet Engine: The Rolls-Royce Avon entered military service in 1951. It gives a thrust of 13,000 lbs. and with reheat, this figure is augmented toover 16,000 lbs. Latest type Avons were installed in some of the most advanced combat aircrafts such as military aircrafts ranging from bombers and military transports to Mach-2 fighters and carrier-borne strike aircraft. The Civil Avon entered service in October 1958, in a de Havilland Comet 4 starting the first passenger service across the North Atlantic. Donated by Rolls Royce Limited, UK.
- Aircraft engine sectioned: A 12 cylinder (in 2 banks of 6), V type aircraft engine, type Pacard Merlin 4M-2500. Developing approximately 2250 h.p. liquid cooled. Manufactured by Pacard motor car co. USA
- The Differential: When an automobile travels around a corner, the distance traveled by the outside wheels is greater than that traveled by the inside wheels. If the wheels are mounted on the dead axles so that they turn independently of each other, like the front wheels of an ordinary passenger vehicle, they will turn at different speeds to compensate for the difference in travel. But, if the wheels are driven positively by the engine, a device is necessary which will permit them to revolve with different speeds without interfering with the propulsion of the car. To accomplish this purpose a system of gears called the differential is provided. In actual differentials a number of differential pinions, usually two are employed and usually the differential case partially encloses the differential gears. Simple bevel gear differentials are most commonly used.
- Aircraft engine sectioned: A 14-cylider twin row radial aircraft engine, type Cyclone-14, developing approximately 1700 h.p. Air Cooled. Manufactured by Wright Aeronautical Corporation. USA.