The Bristol Hercules was a 14-cylinder two-row radial aircraft engine designed by Sir Roy Fedden and produced by the Bristol Engine Company starting in 1939. It was the first of their single sleeve valve (Burt-McCollum, or Argyll, type) designs to see widespread use, powering many aircraft in the mid-World War II time frame.
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... high-altitude operations using turbocharged Hercules VIII engines ... Type 443 Wellington Mark V one Wellington was used to test the Bristol Hercules VIII engine ... prototypes with ASV Mark II, ASV Mark III radars, and powered by two Bristol Hercules VI and XVI radial piston engines ...
... suggested modifications to the original Short design, including considering the use of the Bristol Hercules engine as an alternative to the Napier Dagger, increasing service ceiling (28,00 ... service name "Stirling" after the Scottish city of the same name, flew on 14 May 1939 with four Bristol Hercules II radial engines ... The first few Mk.Is had Hercules II engines but the majority had 1,500 hp (1,100 kW) Hercules XIs ...
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