Originally Posted by Humsuckler
those old radial's were referred to as a total loss oiling system. it just drew from the tank like a regular fuel tank and blew it out with the exhaust pipes
id pay a shilling to have been alive to see a WW2 plane in service riddled with bullet holes and covered in oil from the cowling back.
WWII planes didn't have total loss oiling systems, those were the WWI ROTARY engines that spun with the prop and had the crank fixed in place.