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Bentley fires up first new Blower engine on a Spitfire test rig
The first new 4.5-liter Blower engine to built at the Bentley factory for 90 years is being bench tested on a rig that previously held Spitfire and Hurricane engines.
The original testbeds had long gone, but Bentley did still have a unit for the Merlin V-12 aero engine that was instrumental in winning the Battle of Britain. With the Blower motor held in place it can be rigged up to a modern computer-controlled dynamometer to be put through its paces.