WW II Soviet VVS Rolls-Royce Merlin – ENGINE PISTON & ROD – Hawker Hurricane


6 in stock


You are bidding on a VERY RARE example of a WW2 Soviet VVS Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine Piston, & Rod!  Recently uncovered from the wreck of a lend-lease Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIB that was shot down in 1943, I will provide the loss information to the winning bidder. 


The Rolls-Royce Merlin is a British liquid-cooled V-12 piston aero engine of 27-litres (1,650 cu in) capacity. Rolls-Royce designed the engine and first ran it in 1933 as a private venture. Initially known as the PV-12, it was later called Merlin following the company convention of naming its four stroke piston aero engines after birds of prey.

One of the most successful aircraft engines of the World War II era, some 50 versions of the Merlin were built by Rolls-Royce in Derby, Crewe and Glasgow, as well as by Ford of Britain at their Trafford Park factory, near Manchester. A de-rated version was also the basis of the Rolls-Royce/Rover Meteor tank engine. Post-war, the Merlin was largely superseded by the Rolls-Royce Griffon for military use, with most Merlin variants being designed and built for airliners and military transport aircraft.

The Packard V-1650 was a version of the Merlin built in the United States. Production ceased in 1950 after a total of almost 150,000 engines had been delivered. Merlin engines remain in Royal Air Force service today with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and power many restored aircraft in private ownership worldwide.


Made of cast aluminum and steel, this is an AMAZING piece of history, and all features are SUPERB!  Some very SLIGHT scratches and pitting due to the age, but VERY SOLID otherwise! Pulled from a wrecked engine, all markings and stamps are intact, and it retains much of the original grease!  The original rod is attached, as are all the piston rings!  Not much corrosion…just a lot of dried-up grease.  Should clean up nicely.  Makes for a SUPERB centerpiece!  An EXCELLENT addition to any collection or display!

Please note that as I have multiples from this exact engine, the item you receive may looks slightly different from the item depicted in the auction photos.  As they were all pulled from the same engine, they are all pretty much in the exact condition, however.


Please email me if you need additional photos or information.


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 Payment should be made within 7 business days at the end of the auction unless buyer contacts me for other arrangements. I accept all forms of payment. 


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——————- TERMS OF SALE —————– 

Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase. 


——————- ABOUT ME —————– 

Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.  


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