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Packard Military Engines. Research Magazine Advertisements. The Best Resource on the Net of Vintage Ads! (1944) Packard Sky Clipper. This long-range fighter is the Mustang P-51B - designed and built by North American - powered by the Packard-built Rolls-Royce engine. Precision-Built Power. Mustang fighter, Warhawk fighter, Hurricane fighter, Lancaster bomber, Mosquito fighter-bomber, Navy PT boats. In 1942 the Packard Motor Car Company converted to 100% war production. During World War II, Packard again built airplane engines, licensing the Merlin engine from Rolls-Royce as the V-1650, which powered the famous P-51 Mustang fighter, ironically known as the "Cadillac of the Skies" by GIs in WWII. Packard also built 1350-, 1400-, and 1500 hp V-12 marine engines for American PT boats (each boat used three) and some of Britain's patrol boats. Packard ranked 18th among United States corporations in the value of wartime production contracts. By the end of the war in Europe, Packard Motor Car Company had produced over 55,000 combat engines totaling 84,356,900 horsepower. Sales in 1944 were $455,118,600. By May 6, 1945 Packard had a backlog on war orders of $568,000,000. Enjoy these vintage ads for Packard Military Engines while you browse through our Advertisement Gallery! As always, more to come from www.magazine-advertisements.com!
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