Some Notes on Design Features of THE MITSUBISHI KINSEI ENGINE 420102

RESULTS of a study of a Mitsubishi Kinsei engine taken from a crashed Japanese plane are presented in this paper. The engine was made available to the author by the Experimental Engineering Section of the Army Air Force Materiel Center, Wright Field, O. The following are among the conclusions drawn by Mr. Ovens:
The engine “is undoubtedly a highly dependable, even though not highly developed, piece of equipment, probably produced under time and tooling limitations which we would consider nearly impossible.”
The designers “did a very ingenious job of combining what they apparently believed to be the most desirable features of a number of foreign engines - proved features all - into a composite design that ‘has to work the first time,’ and probably did.”
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