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B-36 Fuel Injection System


This fuel injection system was developed by Bendix for the Pratt & Whitney R-4360-53 engine used to power the B-36 and probably represents the highest sophistication achieved in the evolution of aircraft piston engine fuel injection. This system injected aviation fuel directly into each cylinder of the 28-cylinder radial engine and produced easy starting and smooth engine operation.

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