Procedures Used in Development of Barnes & Reinecke Air Force Diesel Engine 530253
DEVELOPMENT of a new type of diesel engine for the United States Air Force is described in this paper. Because of the very short time limits, special test stands were built so that development steps usually scheduled consecutively could be carried out simultaneously. This departure required many new approaches to normal testing practices.
The author reviews the unusual technical experience derived from this unique program. The development resulted in a diesel engine that met certain primary specifications - it was extremely lightweight, aircooled, and designed for use in any part of the world where jet fuel, aviation gasoline, or diesel fuel is available.