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Re: cranking in the wrong direction.

Nah, stop being a wimp and use the grown up version, what you really need is the Rolls-Royce Griffon. Sod the mere 27L, the Griffon is a full 37L and due to its history being linked with the Fleet Air Arm it rotates in the other direction (I guess the Navy liked to turn the other way).

The difference in rotation direction was a major shock to many pilots when transitioning from the small block Merlins to the grown up Griffons.

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