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The Rolls Royce Merlin. 27 litre Supercharged V12. This engine shaped the 20th century in many ways.

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End of an aviation era: Rebuilt Spitfire takes to the skies from historic Filton aerodrome as BAE calls time on home of Concorde

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Rolls Royce Merlin engines in production in Derby. The Rolls-Royce Merlin is a British liquid-cooled, V-12, piston aero engine, of 27-litre (1,650 cu in) capacity. Rolls-Royce Limited designed and built the engine which was initially known as the PV-12: the PV-12 became known as the Merlin following the company convention of naming its piston aero engines after birds of prey.

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Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires

Beauty: Mk Vb Spitfire EP120 powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin. The plane was taken on by th...

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Bentley with a Spitfire engine

Unique, bespoke Bentley with a 27-ltre Rolls-Royce Meteor engine (Which, to be technically correct, ISN'T from a Spitfire, like the ever-so-reliable Daily Mail says - the Meteor was the un-supercharged version as used in Tanks)

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Supermarine Spitfire Wallpaper

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