Packard V-1650 Merlin 12-Cylinder V Reports Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0036
Dates:
bulk 1941-1945
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.72 Cubic Feet
(2 boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of .72 cubic ft of reports relating to the Packard V-1650 Merlin 12-Cylinder V engine, mostly prepared by Arthur P Fraas, 1943-1945.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Arthur P. Fraas (1915-2011) graduated from the Case Institute of Technology with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1938 and earned an MS in Aeronautical Engineering from New York University in 1943. Between 1938 and 1940, Fraas worked as a test engineer at the Wright Aeronautical Corporation, Patterson, New Jersey. In 1943, he moved to Detroit as an experimental projects engineer on the Packard V-1650 Merlin 12-Cylinder V at the Packard Motor Car Company. He left Packard at the end of World War II and joined the faculty at Case Institute of Technology. From 1950 to 1976, he worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, retiring as the Associate Director of the Reactor Division
Biographical / Historical
The Packard V-1650 Merlin 12-Cylinder V engine was a version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin aircraft engine, produced under license in the United States by the Packard Motor Car Company. This engine was used in North American P-51 Mustangs.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Arthur Fraas, Gift, 2013

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Packard V-1650 Merlin 12-Cylinder V Reports Collection, Accession 2013-0036, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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Repository Contact
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