Supermarine S.5
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Supermarine S.5

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Supermarine S.5

Stephen Round, 17.10.2013

A very interesting light powerful and reliable motor the Napier Lion engine first produced in 1918 with 450 hp and continued in production and further development to beyond 1945 used in fast torpedo boats. Some flying versions produced 1300 hp this engine produced more power than the Merlin in 1939.

Rolls Royce offered the designer of the Lion an offer he couldn't refuse and off he went to Rolls Royce.

Bill, 20.04.2013

What could this beauty have done, without the drag of those floats!

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