Continental C-125-2 Horizontally-opposed Engine

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This engine powered a small 1940s general aviation airplane (a Globe Swift GC-1B). Airplane piston engine technology has improved since then, but the basic operating principles have not changed.

Gift of Michael H. Bednarek, Swift Museum Foundation, Inc., G. Porter Houston, and Robert H. Padgett

Physical Description:
Type: Reciprocating, Horizontally-opposed, 6 Cylinders, Air-cooled
Power rating: 93.2 kW (125 hp) at 2,550 rpm
Displacement: 4.6 L (282 cu in)
Bore and Stroke: 103.2 mm (4.0625 in) x 92 mm ( 3.625 in)
Weight (dry): 116.6 kg (257 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Continental, Inc.

Date
1946

Location
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition
How Things Fly

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Length 101.3 cm (39.875 in.), Width 80 cm (31.5 in.), Height 67.9 cm (26.75 in.)

This engine powered a small 1940s general aviation airplane (a Globe Swift GC-1B). Airplane piston engine technology has improved since then, but the basic operating principles have not changed.

Gift of Michael H. Bednarek, Swift Museum Foundation, Inc., G. Porter Houston, and Robert H. Padgett

Physical Description:
Type: Reciprocating, Horizontally-opposed, 6 Cylinders, Air-cooled
Power rating: 93.2 kW (125 hp) at 2,550 rpm
Displacement: 4.6 L (282 cu in)
Bore and Stroke: 103.2 mm (4.0625 in) x 92 mm ( 3.625 in)
Weight (dry): 116.6 kg (257 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Continental, Inc.

Date
1946

Location
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition
How Things Fly

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Length 101.3 cm (39.875 in.), Width 80 cm (31.5 in.), Height 67.9 cm (26.75 in.)

ID: A19930085000