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    Wright Hispano-Suiza H, V-8 Engine

    Type: Reciprocating, V-type, 8 cylinders, Liquid-cooled Power rating: 242 kW (325 hp) at 1,800 rpm Displacement: 18.47 L (1,127 cu in) Bore and Stroke: 140 mm (5.51 in) x 150 mm (5.91 in) Weight: 281.2 kg (620 lb)

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    Type: Reciprocating, V-type, 8 cylinders, Liquid-cooled Power rating: 242 kW (325 hp) at 1,800 rpm Displacement: 18.47 L (1,127 cu in) Bore and Stroke: 140 mm (5.51 in) x 150 mm (5.91 in) Weight: 281.2 kg (620 lb)

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    Type: Reciprocating, V-type, 8 cylinders, Liquid-cooled Power rating: 242 kW (325 hp) at 1,800 rpm Displacement: 18.47 L (1,127 cu in) Bore and Stroke: 140 mm (5.51 in) x 150 mm (5.91 in) Weight: 281.2 kg (620 lb)

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    Type: Reciprocating, V-type, 8 cylinders, Liquid-cooled Power rating: 242 kW (325 hp) at 1,800 rpm Displacement: 18.47 L (1,127 cu in) Bore and Stroke: 140 mm (5.51 in) x 150 mm (5.91 in) Weight: 281.2 kg (620 lb)

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    Type: Reciprocating, V-type, 8 cylinders, Liquid-cooled Power rating: 242 kW (325 hp) at 1,800 rpm Displacement: 18.47 L (1,127 cu in) Bore and Stroke: 140 mm (5.51 in) x 150 mm (5.91 in) Weight: 281.2 kg (620 lb)

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    Type: Reciprocating, V-type, 8 cylinders, Liquid-cooled Power rating: 242 kW (325 hp) at 1,800 rpm Displacement: 18.47 L (1,127 cu in) Bore and Stroke: 140 mm (5.51 in) x 150 mm (5.91 in) Weight: 281.2 kg (620 lb)

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    Type: Reciprocating, V-type, 8 cylinders, Liquid-cooled Power rating: 242 kW (325 hp) at 1,800 rpm Displacement: 18.47 L (1,127 cu in) Bore and Stroke: 140 mm (5.51 in) x 150 mm (5.91 in) Weight: 281.2 kg (620 lb)

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Famed designer Mark Birkigt was from Switzerland, but his aircraft engines were built elsewhere. Hispano-Suiza engines were built in company factories in France and Spain, but also under license in England and the United States. In 1916, the Wright-Martin Corporation was formed in New Brunswick, New Jersey in order to begin quantity production of the 112 kW (150 shp) Hispano-Suiza Model A engine ordered by the French government. Over time, among the additional Hispano-Suiza engine models developed were the 134 kW (180 shp) Model E and the more powerful Model H.

In 1919, Wright-Martin became the Wright Aeronautical Corporation. Improvements in the Model H were made by Wright Aeronautical, raising its output as high as 280 kW (375 shp). The engine was then designated H-3. In 1922, the H-3 was considered the lightest and most efficient pursuit engine in the world.