Airplanes Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Rolls-Royce Griffon Engines Resurface in England

The engines, which measure on average 10-feet long and 4-feet wide, have over 2,500 horsepower and weigh over one ton each.

Following the Funks – Aircraft and Tractor Engines

Joe and Howard Funk were born just 30 minutes apart on September 17, 1910 in Akron, OH. Both brothers seemed to have a knack for all things mechanical, and both excelled in drafting and shop classes in school. The brothers took an immediate liking to flying machines, which were becoming quite popular in the Akron area during that time.