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PostPosted: October 7th, 2017, 9:52 pm 
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Is there any interest in a group build covering any aircraft powered by either the Rolls Royce or Packard built Merlin engine? Basically, it would allow any aircraft in any scale or nationality that was powered by the Merlin engine. Possible entries would include the Hawker Hurricane, and of the Merlin powered Spitfires, Avro Lancaster, HP Halifax, Boulton Paul Defiant, Curtis P-40F/L, North America P-51 B/C/D/H Mustang. On the other hand, if you want something different, there is the Boulton Paul Balliol or even a Canadair North Star.

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Intriguing idea. Add to the list the Mossie. Bouchon Beaufighter, Wellington and a few others. Also there are the Rolls Royce R series engines that were develloped to the Merlin.
I may be up for this.

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Intriguing idea. Add to the list the Mossie. Bouchon Beaufighter, Wellington and a few others. Also there are the Rolls Royce R series engines that were develloped to the Merlin.
I may be up for this.

All the best.

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We can also throw in some tanks that were powered by the Rolls Royce Meteor, since it was a modified Merlin. The Centurion and some others come to mind.

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I believe they can also be found in the Unlimited racing boats, maybe also some drug-running 'cigarette boats'..

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I believe they can also be found in the Unlimited racing boats, maybe also some drug-running 'cigarette boats'..


A unlimited racing boat would be allowed only if it was proven to have used a Merlin. For example:


Slo-mo-shun V (from 1954 on, 1954 Gold Cup winner, first for Merlin power)
Miss Thriftway (converted in 1957, 1957 Gold Cup winner)
Hawaii Kai III (1958 Gold Cup and National Champion, first Merlin powered National Championship)
Miss Thriftway/Miss Century 21 (Gold Cup 1961-1962, National Champion 1960-1962)
Miss Bardahl (Gold Cup and National Champion 1963-1965, 1967-1968)
Miss Budweiser (Gold Cup 1969-1970 and 1973, National Champion 1969-1972, 1977)
Atlas Van Lines (Gold Cup 1972, 1977-1979, 1982-1984, National Champion 1972, 1976, 1978- 1979, 1982-1983
Pay 'n Pak (Gold Cup 1974-1975, National Champion 1973-1975).

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Here is the complete list of aircraft that flew with Merlins:


Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
Avro Athena
Avro Lancaster
Avro Lancastrian
Avro Lincoln
Avro Manchester III
Avro Tudor
Avro York
Boulton Paul Balliol and Sea Balliol
Boulton Paul Defiant
Bristol Beaufighter II
CAC CA-18 Mark 23 Mustang
Canadair North Star
CASA 2.111B and D
Cierva Air Horse
de Havilland Mosquito
de Havilland Hornet
Fairey Barracuda
Fairey Battle
Fairey Fulmar
Fairey P.4/34
Fiat G.59
Handley Page Halifax
Handley Page Halton
Hawker Hart (Test bed)
Hawker Henley
Hawker Horsley (Test bed)
Hawker Hotspur
Hawker Hurricane and Sea Hurricane
Hispano Aviación HA-1112
I.Ae. 30 Ñancú
Miles M.20
North American Mustang Mk X
Renard R.38
Short Sturgeon
Supermarine Type 322
Supermarine Seafire
Supermarine Spitfire
Tsunami Racer
Vickers F.7/41
Vickers Wellington Mk II and Mk VI
Vickers Windsor
Westland Welkin

Here's the list for Packard built Merlins:

Avro Lancaster B.III/B.X
Bell XP-63
Curtiss P-40F/L Kittyhawk
Curtiss P-60
de Havilland Mosquito B.VII/B.25
Hawker Hurricane Mk.X, XI, XII
North American P-51 Mustang
North American F-82 Twin Mustang
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI

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Sounds good!

They were used in some MTBs too according to Wiki

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Sounds good!

They were used in some MTBs too according to Wiki


It will depend on specific boats. As long as you can prove that the boat had a Merlin it's allowed and welcome. I was thinking about converting the Revell DC-4 that I picked up yesterday to a Canadair North Star/Argonaut. The decals and engines are out there and it will be something different.

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Of course I'm in!

Got several of these beasts stashed away, as it happens....
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...and a handful or two of these!
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[quote="DazDaMan"]Of course I'm in!

Got several of these beasts stashed away, as it happens....
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...and a handful or two of these!
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I already built my Buchon. Special Hobby 1/72. However, I just happen to have the new Revell of German Spitfire Mk.II in 1/72, the new Airfix Spitfire Mk.Va in 1/72, and from the recent Eduard 1/72 line the Royal Quarto Spitfire Mk.IX (four kits), Aussie Eight (two Spitfire Mk. VIIIs), and the Spitfire Mk. XVI combo. Then, there's the Boulton Paul Balliol and Defiant sitting my stash. I plan on working on the Eduard Mk.IX quartet this week.

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I have the little Revell Mk.II in the pile as well, among several others....!

I have a Hurricane somewhere, and a Mustang, too! :ha:

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I think I have an Aeroclub Merlin engine somewhere. Would that count? :lol:

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I think I have an Aeroclub Merlin engine somewhere. Would that count? :lol:

Only if it powers itself!! :lol:

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Old_Tonto wrote:
I think I have an Aeroclub Merlin engine somewhere. Would that count? :lol:

Can you build a 1/72 test stand for it :-)

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em..Would a figure of Graham Chapman as King Arthur count?
that's em..Powered by Merlin :-D

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