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Asked in World War 2, Airplanes and Aircraft
What is a radial engine?
There were basically two types of aircraft engines, in-line and radial. In-line engines were like most car engines. You start with a solid block of metal and bore large holes in it for the pistons, one hole behind the other, all in a row. Normally these had to be water-cooled, adding an extra vulnerability to the airplane. A bullet through the radiator would soon cause all the coolant to leak out and soon the engine would seize up from overheating. Radial engines have the cylinders bolted on around the outside, like spokes on a wheel. They radiate from the middle, hence radial. Radial engines are roughly round, and wide when compared to an inline engine, but short, front to back. Because the cylinders are outside, all around the edge, not in the middle of a cylinder block, radial engines can be air-cooled. Think of the nose of a US P-47 - its blunt and wide because of its large radial engine housed there. The US P-51 had an in-line engine, and a pointy nose. The same with Germany's Bf 109 - pointy, inline, and the FW 190, blunt, wide, radial.
Asked in World War 2
What parts are in the engine inWorld War 2 planes?
There were two types of airplane engines in WWII - radial, and in-line. Both had cylinders within which pistons traveled back and forth, powered by the exploding fuel. Radial engines were round, and very short front to back. The cylinders were bolted on all around the outside edge. These engines were air-cooled. Fighter planes with radial engines had a flat, blunt nose, like the US P-47 or the German FW 190. A radial engine could have a gun mounted to fire through the middle of the propeller hub. In-line engines were water cooled. That meant they needed a radiator just like a car.
Asked in World War 2, US in WW2, WW2 Naval Warfare
Why do all World War 2 carrier planes have radial engines?
They didn't. All American carrier planes had radial engines but some Japanese and British aircraft had liquid-cooled engines, also planes built in Germany for their carrier which was never finished had liquid-cooled engines. Radial engines were used in most cases because they were more rugged than other engines, a pilot would only need to watch his oil pressure gauge whereas using a different engine he would also have to check his coolant, and a single bullet in a liquid-cooled engine could cause it to seize up in a short time.
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Asked in Fuel and Engines
How does a radial engine differ from a normal engine?
The "normal" engine is also called a rotary engine. Both of these engines look very similar. Radial engines use a conventional crankshaft in a fixed engine block, unlike the rotary engine. +++ You've missed the fundamental point. A conventional engine has its cylinders in a straight line or lines. A radial engine's cylinders are arranged, as its name says, radially from the polygonal crankcase, like the spokes of a wheel.
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Craftsman does not produce any engines. All craftsman engines are produced by some other manufacture. You will have to know who the manufacture is which I realize you are looking for. The design and look of the engine will tell anyone knowledgable in small engines who made it. Depending on the age of the engine it can be a Briggs & Stratton, Tecumseh, Kohler, Honda, Subaru, Kawasaki, or a Chinese brand.
Asked in The Difference Between
What is the different between axial turbocharger and radial turbocharger?
An axial compressor uses many stages of "fans" with stators to compress air in the same direction as its original flow. An example of this is that of *most* turbojet engines' compressors. A radial (or centrifugal) compressor works at right angles to the airflow's original direction. An example of a radial compressor is the compressor on an automotive turbocharger.