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Turbocharger - General ElectricModel B-22

From the Collection of B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Australia Inc Corner Farm Rd & Princes Highway Werribee Victoria

Description
Round metal supercharger with inlet and outlet.
Size
65cm D x40cm H. Outlet: 13cm L x 20cm D. Inlet: 40cm L x 20cm D
Object Registration
0207
When Made
Circa 1940s
Significance
General Electric turbocharger model B-22 was fitted externally to a Pratt & Whitney R1930 14 cylinder twin wasp radial air-cooled engine for the supply of air at an increased pressure to the carburetor intake. This enabled the B-24 Liberator to maintain a maximum 1300HP at takeoff from sea level to 30,000 ft. ceiling and at high altitude.
Inscriptions & Markings
General Electric turbo super charger. GE Ser. No. 872144 FW, A Setting 6, Assembly OD WW 8456556, Model 75-B22-A6
AF Contract or Purchase Order W33-038AC-1699, Spec. H-285022-22
Schenectady Made in US
Last updated
4 Jan 2018 at 11:23AM