Piston, Wright Cyclone R-3350-TC Engine


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Piston, Wright Cyclone R-3350-TC Engine

Collection Item Summary:

Wright Cyclone R-3350-TC Cylinder

The major airframe application of the Wright R-3350 engine was the Boeing B-29 during World War II. This engine continued to give useful commercial service after the War, one version of which was the first of its type to have its exhaust turbines (3 of them) geared into the power system. This engine, called the Wright Turbo-Compound Cyclone, was the last and the most highly developed piston engine to be widely used in large military and commercial airplanes. It was used in commercial aircraft such as the Douglas DC-7 and Lockheed Super Constellation.

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Inventory Number


Physical Description

Piston part number 170269

Credit Line

Gift of Bendix Field Engineering Corporation


Country of Origin

United States of America

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


PROPULSION-Components (Engine Parts)

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