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Old 12-17-2006, 10:03 PM
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This from http://www.enginehistory.org/featured_engines.htm

Ford Motor Company thought it would be easier to produce an aircraft engine of its own design than to license-build the Rolls-Royce Merlin. A revolutionary and innovative 60 V-12 was designed and built, but before it could be fully developed, the US became involved in World War II. Ford removed four of the cylinders, resulting in a 60 V-8 for tank use that developed 450 hp @ 2,600 rpm. Several variants were produced.

The Ford GAA was used in the M4A3 (1,690), M4A3(75)W (3,071), M4A3(76)W (1,400), M4A3 (105) (500), M4A3E5 (254), M4A3(76)W (3,142), M4A3(105) HVSS (2,539), M10A1 (1,413), and M7B1 (826).

The Ford GAF powered the M26 (2,222), M26A1, and M45 (185).

The Ford GAN, powered the T23 (248) and M4A3E5 (254).

In order to meet the need for a larger engine, Ford resurrected the V-12 as the GAC, which produced 770 hp and powered the T29 (6).




I'd love to see one of the 6 GAC V-12s.
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