Curtiss OX-5 V-8 Engine
Used by both the Army and Navy, this water-cooled engine powered practically all American and Canadian training airplanes during World War. When cancellation of production contracts after the Armistice resulted in a huge surplus of OX-5 engines, they were offered for sale at a fraction of their original cost. Many were sold for well under $300. Although it was not a reliable engine, the OX-5's low cost and availability made it popular with many aircraft builders in the early 1920s.
On Loan from the War Department, Air Service, Washington, D.C.
Weight (dry): 145 kg (320 lb)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
- Glenn H. Curtiss
- Willys-Morrow Company (Curtiss)
- PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
- Length 144.1 cm (56.75 in.), Width 75.6 cm (29.75 in.,) Height 93.3 cm (36.75 in.)
- Curtiss OX-5 V-8 Engine