Aeroplane Monthly 1982-10
B.Gunston - The classic aero engines (2)
The Fairey Series IIID seaplane. The machine shown here is fitted with a 360 h.p. Rolls-Royce "Eagle IX."
A Portuguese Navy Fairey IIID powered by a 360 h.p. Rolls-Royce Eagle IX.
Two 360 h.p. Eagle VIIIs were installed in Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy.
This Italian-registered Dornier Do J Wal, I-DAAK, was powered by two back-to-back 360 h.p. Rolls-Royce Eagle IX engines. The licence-built Wal is seen in Southampton Water in 1925.
F.E.2ds were powered by various marks of Rolls-Royce Eagles. The cost of an Eagle engine was nearly as much as an F.E.2d airframe, about £1500.
Belt and braces. SABENA's Handley Page W.8e, O-BAHG, had one 240 h.p. Siddeley Puma in each wing position and an Eagle IX positioned in the nose.
The Rolls-Royce Eagle IX, as used in the Handley Page W8f/g airliners.