Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp Engine

Pratt  and Whitney R1830 Engine
Pratt and Whitney R1830 Engine

USA,  1938.
This engine is in running order and was rebuilt by members  of the Aviation Historical Society.

The  engine is a 14 cylinder twin row, air cooled, supercharged engine, with a capacity of 28 litres and developing 1200 hp.

These engines powered many aircraft such as DC-3s  and  C-47s, Hudsons, Beauforts, Liberators  and  Boomerangs.

This  engine was salvaged from the wreckage of a DC-3  Super, PK-LEA from the Philippines, which was destroyed at Darwin airport during cyclone Tracy in December 1974.

To see more technical details of the Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp Engine, see Wikipedia.

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