KW Mitchell wrote:There is no evidence in the historical archive that I am aware of, of such a suggestion, but safe to say that if it had been discussed it would have been quickly dismissed on two counts:-
First, the weight of the Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire was nearly 1000lb heavier than the Beryl (and some 1700lb heavier than the Orpheus) which would have compromised buoyancy. Second, the intake ducts could never have handled twice the ingested air rate (mass flow) demanded by this engine.
Mike Bull wrote: --------
Iffy research, Dr Mitchell!
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