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RICARDO (Henry) The Ricardo Tank Engine. Contemp. dup. typescript report by the desinger on the genesis & funtions of the engine, 18pp., foolescap, retained in contemp. brown card wraps. Contemp.  #36986
A more powerful tank engine was required for the later Mark tanks during the First World War & Henry Ricardo was asked to design a 150 hp engine which would fit into the same space as the 105 mm Daimler sleeve valve engine. The Ricardo design was introduced with the Mark V tank & it, or variants of it, were used in all subsequent wartime tanks. Here the designer explains how he met these requirements & how the engine was designed to operate. He concludes by acknowledging the assistance of Mr. Windeler of Messrs. Mirrlees Bickerton & Day, who carried out the detail drawings. Rare contemp. report on the development of this tank engine.   £125


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