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The Wankel Rotary Engine: A History


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Conceived in the 1930s, simplified and successfully tested in the 1950s, the darling of the automotive industry in the early 1970s, then all but abandoned before resurging for a brilliant run as a high-performance powerplant for Mazda, the Wankel rotary engine has long been an object of fascination and more than a little mystery. A remarkably simple design (yet understood by few), it boasts compact size, light weight and nearly vibration-free operation. In the 1960s, German engineer Felix Wankels invention was beginning to ...

The Wankel Rotary Engine: A History 2006, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786429059

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The Wankel Rotary Engine: A History 2002, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786411771