Liberty V12 Engine

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Liberty V3-2
Liberty V3-2

1917 – 1923,  USA

 

This engine was installed in a RAAF deHavilland DH9A A1-20. It was  recovered from the rubbish tip at old Wave Hill Station.

The aircraft was flown to Wave Hill Station by Sgt Pilot Eric Douglas in a flight commanded by Charles Eton in 1929 during the “Coffee Royal” affair and the  search for Charles Kingsford-Smith. The plane caught fire, was damaged and abandoned.

The massive propeller for this aircraft is in the mess hall at Wave Hill Station.

 

See Wikipedia for more technical details of the engine model.

 

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