having continued with some research that this particular
engine was a boost unit for either a C-46 or a DC-3
It would have been installed in a nacelle of its own (any leads
most gratefully appreciated and suitably rewarded) and under slung
either the ventral fuselage
of the DC-3, or it would have been one of a pair slung, one under
each wing of
the C-46 Curtis Commando
to two fellow engine enthusiasts in Czech and Germany
an immaculate and original annular oil tank has been sourced and
arrived save and sound.
little Palas engine is the most highly prized engine that I have
ever owned. Many have been more valuable and many have been much
more impressive, but
this little engine is the very one for which I have been searching
for as long
as I have held an interest in them. I used to sit in fifth form
at school gazing
at pictures of the Palas engine and it has taken me this long
to come up with one.
It may be a few runs, inhibiting and then a display case for this
one I think.