Continental C-125-2 Horizontally-opposed Engine

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the How Things Fly exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

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

Materials

Metal

Dimensions

  • 3-D: 80 × 101.3 × 67.9cm, 116.6kg (31 1/2 × 39 7/8 × 26 3/4 in., 257lb.)
  • Support: 83.8 × 63.5 × 97.8cm (33 in. × 25 in. × 38 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

1946

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)

Type

PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary

Inventory Number

A19930085000