Supercharging: Bolt-On Power

For less than half the price of aftermarket turbocharging, a supercharger can improve rate of climb and cruise performance.

They’ve been around since before airplanes walked the planet. They’re simple—an air compressor that shoves more air into the engine so it can burn more fuel and produce more power. They were staples of many of the engines that gave World War II fighters, bombers and transports their impressive performance. Yet, for all their value, […]
To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber

 

Subscribe to Aviation Consumer

Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
Subscribe today and save 48%. It's like getting 3 months FREE!