Cowling

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For other uses, see Cowling (disambiguation).

A cowling is the covering of a vehicle's engine, most often found on automobiles and aircraft.

A cowling may be used:

  • for drag reduction
  • for engine cooling by directing airflow
  • as an air intake for jet engines
  • for decorative purposes

Examples in aviation include the NACA cowling and Townend ring.

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