Maximotor B-4 Engine, In-line 4 Engine

This engine is the last of several that powered Thomas S. Baldwin’s Red Devil III airplane. It is of conventional construction and design; however, because of its large displacement, it develops as much power as some rivals having up to twice as many cylinders.

The Maximotor B-4 was introduced in 1912, and powers such famous types of airplanes as those built by the Wright brothers, Curtiss, Bleriot, and Farman and Antoinette.

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Physical Description:
Weight (wet): 118 kg (260 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Maximotor (Detroit, Michigan)

Date
1912

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Early Flight

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Length 104 .1 cm (41.0 in.), Width 40.6 cm (16.0 in.), Height 273.7 cm (9.0 in.)

This engine is the last of several that powered Thomas S. Baldwin’s Red Devil III airplane. It is of conventional construction and design; however, because of its large displacement, it develops as much power as some rivals having up to twice as many cylinders.

The Maximotor B-4 was introduced in 1912, and powers such famous types of airplanes as those built by the Wright brothers, Curtiss, Bleriot, and Farman and Antoinette.

Purchase

Physical Description:
Weight (wet): 118 kg (260 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Maximotor (Detroit, Michigan)

Date
1912

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Early Flight

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Length 104 .1 cm (41.0 in.), Width 40.6 cm (16.0 in.), Height 273.7 cm (9.0 in.)

ID: A19500094005