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Bristol Centaurus

Another historically significant engine from the Bristol-Siddely Ltd from Great Britain, the vaunted Bristol Centaurus. This 18 cylinder engine features sleeve valves instead of overhead valves, a two-stage supercharger, and mechanical fuel injection. Capable of producing nearly 2700 HP the Centaurus engine was used in World War Two British Fighters and later in post war commercial propeller driven airliners.

Manufactured in the late 1950's this engine represents the high-water mark for the British radial engine development prior to the switch to gas turbines. The Aero Telemetry team took on the challenge of working on this incredibly complex and amazing English engine restoration. Complicating the restoration was the location of specific tools required to work on the engine due to the differences in tooling from US to British Standard Whitworth hardware.