Mirrlees 5 cylinder blast injection
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Installed at Prickwillow in 1924, this is believed to be the only example of a blast-injection engine remaining in working order.
Year built: 1924
Nominal power output: 250 BHP at 250rpm
Injector type: air blast
Fly-wheel weight: 6.5 tonnes approx.
Engine weight: 25 tonnes approx.
Lubrication: individual oil metering pumps for each cylinder driven from crankshaft. Total loss oil system.
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