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.

Physical Description:
Weight (dry): 145 kg (320 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Designer
Glenn H. Curtiss
Manufacturer
Willys-Morrow Company (Curtiss)

Date
1919

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Golden Age of Flight

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Length 144.1 cm (56.75 in.), Width 75.6 cm (29.75 in.,) Height 93.3 cm (36.75 in.)

Title
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.

Physical Description:
Weight (dry): 145 kg (320 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Designer
Glenn H. Curtiss
Manufacturer
Willys-Morrow Company (Curtiss)

Date
1919

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Golden Age of Flight

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Length 144.1 cm (56.75 in.), Width 75.6 cm (29.75 in.,) Height 93.3 cm (36.75 in.)

Title
Curtiss OX-5 V-8 Engine

ID: A19200008000