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Richard - if you do a little research I think you will find that part of the turbo function is power recovery,not just providing compressed air.This is where much of the complexity appears.Using an exhaust turbine to provide power is not new - Wright turbo compound radial aircraft used the system also the Napier Nomad prototype engine - it recorded the best specific fuel consumption of any aircraft engine up to that time.

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