Ep 355: The Secret Horsepower Race

Ep 355: The Secret Horsepower Race

Piston engines powered every significant Second World War air battle. Calum Douglas, who has written a brilliant book on the race for engineering supremacy, joins Al Murray and James Holland to explore the story of the men at the forefront of the battle.

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