Questions tagged [supercharger]

Any device that allows a piston engine to pump more air into itself for improved high-altitude performance; usually refers to a mechanical supercharger, where power is taken from the engine's driveshaft to do the pumping.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
2answers
126 views

How common are gear-driven or belt-driven superchargers in modern aircraft?

How common are gear-driven superchargers in modern piston-engine aircraft, either alone or in combination with exhaust-driven turbochargers? What are some examples of modern aircraft that use them? Is ...
2
votes
2answers
137 views

In the modern aviation context, is the word “supercharger” generally assumed to mean a gear-driven system rather than an exhaust-driven system?

In the modern aviation context, is the word "supercharger" generally assumed to mean a gear-driven system rather than an exhaust-driven system? At one time the word "supercharger" often was used to ...
1
vote
1answer
177 views

Did any WWII aircraft only use a turbocharger but not a supercharger?

In doing some basic research, I have concluded that all WW II aircraft equipped with turbochargers also used mechanical driven centrifugal superchargers. These include the P-38, P-47, B-17, B-24, B-...