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ADC Nimbus

The ADC Nimbus was a British liquid-cooled inline piston aero engine that first ran in 1926. The Nimbus was developed from the Siddeley Puma aero engine by Frank Halford of the Aircraft Disposal Company, the goal was to develop the Puma to produce its intended power output which Halford eventually achieved. The Nimbus was further developed into an air-cooled version known as the ADC Airsix which did not enter production and was not flown.


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Valvetrain: 1 inlet and 2 exhaust valve per cylinder
Fuel system: Carburettor
Fuel type: 74 octane
Cooling system: Air-cooled
Reduction gear: Direct drive, right hand tractor

Type: Six-cylinder, inline, liquid-cooled, upright piston engine
Bore: 6.0 in (152 mm)
Stroke: 7.5 in (190 mm)
Displacement: 1,150.3 cu in (18.85 L)
Length: 70 in (1,778 mm)
Width: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Height: 44 in (1,118 mm)
Dry weight: 670 lb (304 kg)
Power output: 305 hp (227 kW) at 1,450 rpm (takeoff power)
Specific power: 0.26 hp/cu in (12 kW/L)
Compression ratio: 5.4:1
Power-to-weight ratio: 0.46 hp/lb (0.9 kW/kg)



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