Hi! Long time no see…
My entry is inspired by the Schneider Trophy racing seaplane engines that were used in the early 30’s. These engines included the Rolls Royce “R” which lead directly to the Merlin. This one, however is more in line with the FIAT AS.6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_AS.6)
This is a V-24, with the reduction gearing located in between the 2 engine blocks. Basically 2ea V-12’s facing each other and driving contra-rotating prop shaft. A large Supercharger is mounted to the rear of the block and one large carb. This thing is rather large, 68 liters of displacement, we’ll say 3400 bhp.
As all tandem engines, I imagine that it would be rather temperamental. When it works, it would be awesome, but that would probably be a rare occurrence. #3D_Challenge_176 #Fiat_AS6 #merlin #Schneider_trophy #V24