Big Old Griffon Engine Start Compilation

Big Old Griffon Engine Start Compilation | World War Wings Videos

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This Never Gets Old!

This video features several old Rolls Royce Griffon engines starting up.

It was a lovely sight and sound from these engines! Although they sound better powering an actual warbird like the Spitfire, they still hold up on a trailer test bed.

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The development of these engines started in England in 1939, intended to produce 1,500 HP at low altitudes for naval torpedo bombers.

The Griffon engine has a more throaty exhaust note to it than the Merlin ones. These engines scream the best of British engineering, that’s for sure!

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