Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
For tank use the Merlin had its supercharger removed and was de-rated to approx 600 bhp (447 kW). In addition, because weight-saving was not so important for a tank engine, some of the Merlin's more expensive light-alloy components were replaced with components manufactured in steel.
Previously, British tanks had been regarded as somewhat underpowered and unreliable, and the Meteor is considered to be the engine that, for the first time, gave British tanks adequate, reliable power.
The Meteor was used in
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details