V-8, Hispano-Suiza A (Wright-Martin) Engine

V-8, Hispano-Suiza A (Wright-Martin) Engine

     

Wright Hispano-Suiza A

In 1916, the Societe d'Exploitation des Materiels Hispano-Suiza of France began manufacturing Type A engines for the Spad fighter. This 112 kw (150 shp) engine was produced under license by the U.S. Wright-Martin Corporation (later Wright Aeronautical). It was principally used on U.S. military training aircraft such as the Curtiss JN-4H.

Transferred from the U.S. Navy, Naval Supply Center, Norfolk, Virginia.

Physical Description:
Condition: Cutaway; missing ignition wiring and data plate; exhaust manifold open; 1 protex plug broken; on stand.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Designer
La Société Hispano-Suiza
Marc Birkigt
Manufacturer
Wright Aeronautical

Date
1918

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Dimensions
Length 144 cm (56.69 in.), Width 84.9 cm (33.4375 in.), Height 83.2 cm (32.75 in.)

Wright Hispano-Suiza A

In 1916, the Societe d'Exploitation des Materiels Hispano-Suiza of France began manufacturing Type A engines for the Spad fighter. This 112 kw (150 shp) engine was produced under license by the U.S. Wright-Martin Corporation (later Wright Aeronautical). It was principally used on U.S. military training aircraft such as the Curtiss JN-4H.

Transferred from the U.S. Navy, Naval Supply Center, Norfolk, Virginia.

Physical Description:
Condition: Cutaway; missing ignition wiring and data plate; exhaust manifold open; 1 protex plug broken; on stand.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Designer
La Société Hispano-Suiza
Marc Birkigt
Manufacturer
Wright Aeronautical

Date
1918

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Dimensions
Length 144 cm (56.69 in.), Width 84.9 cm (33.4375 in.), Height 83.2 cm (32.75 in.)

ID: A19710885000