Campini engine

Cam·​pi·​ni engine | \ (ˈ)kam¦pēnē- \

Definition of Campini engine

: an aircraft propulsion system consisting of a reciprocating-engine-driven compressor, a burner, and an exhaust nozzle from which the stream of air passing through the compressor is ejected to the rear with increased momentum

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after Campini, 20th century Italian airplane engine designer

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“Campini engine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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