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What is a LSL-4 Engine?

The LSL 4-1 engine was built in 1964 and is the largest engine ever built in the world.

It is a single stage, gas turbine, liquid-cooled, turbocharged, gas engine with a range of over 10,000 miles and an output of 1,800 horsepower.

The engine uses an eight-inch cylinder head with a piston-shaped crank.

A conventional compressor and spark plug unit provide the power for the compressor.

A fuel injector pumps the compressed air into the cylinder.

The engine has an output range of more than 6,000 hp.

The LSL engine is a gas turbine and liquid-fueled engine, not a turbo-electric, which can run on gasoline, diesel, or kerosene.

It has two valves per cylinder to separate air and fuel.

The combustion chamber has a valve per cylinder for air and a valve for liquid fuel.

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