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Napier: Rapier

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Napier Rapier VI. Exhibit at the Shuttleworth Collection.
March 1934.

Note: This is a sub-section of Napier.

1921 By an arrangement between the Air Ministry and de Havilland, Major Frank Halford, working as a consultant, designed the 16-cylinder air-cooled Rapier engine.

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