[WWI] Cowlings of Bentley-Engined Camels

Bob Pearson wwi@wwi-models.org
Thu Dec 4 16:42:00 2003

The main visible difference is the shape of the top of the cowl where the 
hump fairs into it .. on the Clerget the cowl ends and then the hump starts.
On the Bentley the fairing starts partially on the cowl.


>From: "Shane Weier" <bristolf2b@hotmail.com>
>To: wwi@wwi-models.org
>Subject: Re: [WWI] Cowlings of Bentley-Engined Camels
>Date: Thu, Dec 4, 2003, 4:52 am

> Kerry says:
>>See _Sopwith Aircraft_ by M. Davis, pgs 82-84.  "The BR1 engine
>>was almost exclusively used by naval squadrons and its greater
>>diameter necessitated a wider cowling, as shown here."
> Yes, the cowl seems to be bulged a little at about mid chord - that is, it
> is not a straight sided cylinder.
> It isn't very much though, visible on naval Camels more by the way that
> shadow falls on them when illuminated from in front than any obvious
> difference. I'd imagine it's only a matter of a couple of extra inches in
> diameter, on a cowl that's about 40" diameter.
> Shane
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