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EAL Radio Show Broadcast
February 19, 2018
“Aircraft Engine Power Through the Years”
The next EAL Radio Show on February 19, 2018 will be all about “Aircraft Engine Power Through the Years”. Please join the EAL team to learn how aircraft manufacturers soared the industry with powerful engines starting way back in 1903 with the Wright Brother’s engine that was a bit crude, even by the standards of the day. It had four horizontal inline cylinders. Others back then to name a few were:
Boeing built the Bluebell seaplane, better known as the B&W in 1916, followed in 1919 with the C-700s, 1920s the B-10 bomber series, the 123, 139, and 166 models. Again in 1923 Boeing debuted the Model 15. In 1934 there was Boeing, Lockheed, and Douglas who built B-17 “Flying Fortress" with four engines.
Lockheed’s Vega single-engines six-seat was introduced in 1927, followed by the Sirius, Altair, and Orion. In 1934 Lockheed’s twin-engines Electra was the fastest airliner at the time of introduction. In 1943 Lockheed’s glorious four-engines Constellation was given birth. Lockheed's first commercial jetliner; the L-1011 TriStar was introduced in 1966.
Glenn L. Martin:
Martin-Chevrolet in 1929 built the Martin 4-333, Martin P3M, Consolidated PBY, and in 1934 Martin, and Bell Aircraft built the B-29s’ engines. 1937: Glenn L. Martin Company designed a new twin engine flying boat. Followed in 1937, a three-eighth scale flying model, the Martin 162A Tadpole Clipper with a crew of one and powered by a single 120 hp (90 kW) Chevrolet engine.
1967 to present:
Tune in and learn more on aircraft engine power in aviation with many aircraft manufacturers building high technology engines.
on the EAL Radio Show Broadcast
Monday February 19th, 2018
7 pm EDT
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