Nitrous History

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by Nailhead Ronnie, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Do the right thing.

    When did people start using nitrous, and who started using it. Would like to know the history?
  2. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    I know of two guys, who were customers of mine, used it in the 50's in their "Rail" dragster. It was fun listening to them on how it was installed so it couldn't be seen.
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  3. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    WW2 fighter planes, to help them keep up with the lighter Jap Zeros was what I've always heard
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  4. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    The technique was used during World War II by Luftwaffe aircraft with the GM-1 system to boost the power output of aircraft engines. Originally meant to provide the Luftwaffe standard aircraft with superior high-altitude performance, technological considerations limited its use to extremely high altitudes. Accordingly, it was only used by specialized planes such as high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, high-speed bombers, and high-altitude interceptor aircraft. It sometimes could be found on Luftwaffe aircraft also fitted with another engine-boost system, MW 50, a form of water injection for aviation engines that used methanol for its boost capabilities.
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  5. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

  6. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Do the right thing.

    Wow so then it was applied in cars, very cool.

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