Curtiss B-8, V-8 Engine

This is the first type of Curtiss engine to power an airplane in sustained flight (1908).

Although this engine is air cooled, all Curtiss engines manufactured after 1908 were water cooled.

Gift of George Spratt.

Physical Description:
Weight: 68.1 kg (150 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Designer
Glenn H. Curtiss

Date
1907

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

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Dimensions and weight of glass case unknown.

This is the first type of Curtiss engine to power an airplane in sustained flight (1908).

Although this engine is air cooled, all Curtiss engines manufactured after 1908 were water cooled.

Gift of George Spratt.

Physical Description:
Weight: 68.1 kg (150 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Designer
Glenn H. Curtiss

Date
1907

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

Type
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Dimensions and weight of glass case unknown.

ID: A19490009000