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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)
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.
National Air and Space Museum Collection
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)
Gift of Michael H. Bednarek, Swift Museum Foundation, Inc., G. Porter Houston, and Robert H. Padgett
United States of America
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.)
National Air and Space Museum
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Thursday through Monday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Daily: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm