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Allison Engine Company

The history of the Allison Engine Company during the Pacific War is essentially the history of the V-1710 engine, which was the culmination of two decades' interest in high performance piston engine design. Allison largely funded development of the V-1710 on its own, since the Army Air Corps lacked development funding. However, following the death of James Allison in 1928, Allison Experimental Company was purchased by General Motors, which gave Allison the capital needed to complete development of the engine.

References

Bodie (1991)



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