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Renault 8G

Construction used separate cast iron blocks for each pair of cylinders, mounted on a light-alloy crankcase with an included vee angle of 50 degrees. Each bank had a single overhead camshaft, shaft-driven through bevel gears. It was equipped with ...

                                               

Renault 70 hp

The Renault 70 hp or Type WB was a French V-8 aero engine that first ran circa 1907. It was also manufactured under license by Renault Limited of West Brompton, London between August 1914 and December 1918, three other companies, including Rolls- ...

                                               

Renault 80 hp

The Renault 80 hp, or Type WS in British service, was a V-8 aero engine that first ran in 1914. The engine was manufactured in Britain by Renault Limited of West Brompton, London between August 1914 and December 1918, seven other companies, inclu ...

                                               

Siddeley Puma

The Siddeley Puma was a British aero engine developed towards the end of World War I and produced by Siddeley-Deasy. The first engines left the production lines of Siddeley-Deasy in Coventry in August 1917, production continued until December 191 ...

                                               

Sunbeam Afridi

Conceived to replace the Crusader/Zulu on the production lines, Louis Coatalen designed a companion engine for the V-12 Cossack, giving it the name Afridi. The Afridi was a much smaller engine than the Cossack and also spawned a whole family of d ...

                                               

Sunbeam Arab

By 1916 the demand for aero-engines was placing huge demands on manufacturing. To help ease the pressure the War Office standardised on engines of about 200 hp 149 kW, one of these was a V-8 water-cooled engine from Sunbeam known as the Arab. Usi ...

                                               

Sunbeam Cossack

As the First World War raged through 1914 and 1915, The Admiralty demanded engines with more power for its existing and future aircraft. The problem was exemplified by the Short Type 184 seaplanes of the RNAS, powered by Sunbeam Mohawk engines, w ...

                                               

Sunbeam Crusader

The Sunbeam Crusader, originally known as the Sunbeam 150 hp, Sunbeam 110 hp or Sunbeam 100 hp, was an early British, side-valve, water-cooled, V-8 aero engine first marketed in 1913.

                                               

Sunbeam Dyak

The Sunbeam Dyak was a British inline six-cylinder, water-cooled, twin updraught carburettor engine. It had an aluminum crankcase, block and cylinder head, and a ceiling design camshaft with two valves per cylinder. The conclusion was approximate ...

                                               

Sunbeam Manitou

The Sunbeam Manitou was an aero-engine produced by Sunbeam. Unsuccessful as an aero-engine, it is best known for having powered the Sunbeam 350HP racing car.

                                               

Sunbeam Matabele

The Sunbeam Matabele was a British 12-cylinder aero engine that was first flown in 1918. The Matabele was the last iteration of one of Sunbeams most successful aero engines, the Cossack.

                                               

Sunbeam Nubian

In March 1916 Louis Coatalen, the chief designer at Sunbeam, responded to the Admiraltys request for more powerful engines by designing the V-8 Nubian. The Nubian featured the twin overhead camshafts and four valves of his prewar engines for Gran ...

                                               

Sunbeam side-valve aircraft engines

Sunbeam, Wolverhampton, England, started to build aircraft engines in 1912. Louis Coatalen joined Sunbeam as chief engineer in 1909, having previously been Chief Engineer at the Humber company works in Coventry. The company quickly became one of ...

                                               

Sunbeam Spartan

Louis Coatalen concentrated on water-cooled engines for the most part, but did design an air-cooled V-12 named Spartan. Little is known of this engine which had a bore of 105 mm 4 in and stroke of 130 mm 5 in, capacity of 14.03 l 856 cu in and ou ...

                                               

Wolseley 60 hp

The Wolseley 60 hp or Type C was a British liquid-cooled V-8 aero engine that first ran in 1910, it was designed and built by Wolseley Motors. The engine featured water-cooled exhaust ports and employed a 20 lb flywheel. During an official four-h ...

                                               

Wolseley Viper

The Wolseley Viper is a British-built, high-compression derivative of the Hispano Suiza HS-8 liquid-cooled V-8 engine, built under licence by Wolseley Motors during World War I. Later powered models S. E. 5A, the decline in VII and other British ...

                                               

ABC 8 hp

The ABC 8 hp is an 8 hp two-cylinder aero engine designed by the noted British engineer Granville Bradshaw for use in ultralight aircraft. The engine was derived from a specially tuned motorcycle unit and was built by ABC Motors, first running in ...

                                               

ABC Scorpion

The ABC Scorpion is a 30 hp two-cylinder aero engine designed by British engineer Granville Bradshaw for use in light aircraft. The engine was built by ABC Motors Limited and first ran in 1921.

                                               

ADC Airdisco

The Airdisco was developed from the French Renault 70 hp aero engine by Frank Halford of the Aircraft Disposal Company, the main difference being the use of aluminium cylinder heads. Halford later used one bank of cylinders to create the Cirrus e ...

                                               

ADC Cirrus

ADC Cirrus engines were originally built by ADC Aircraft until Cirrus Aero Engines Limited was formed in 1927. The company became Cirrus-Hermes in 1931 when it was bought by the Cirrus-Hermes Engineering Company and later became the Cirrus Engine ...

                                               

ADC Nimbus

The ADC Nimbus was a British inline aero engine that first ran in 1926. The Nimbus was developed from the Siddeley Puma aero engine by Frank Halford of the Aircraft Disposal Company, the goal was to develop the Puma to produce its intended power ...

                                               

Argus As 5

Following the Armistice of 1918, Germany continued to build aircraft and engines under the control of the Military Inter-Allied Commission of Control. For use on very large aircraft, Argus designed and built the As 5 WW-24 water-cooled piston eng ...

                                               

Armstrong Siddeley Ounce

The Armstrong Siddeley Ounce was a small two-cylinder aero engine developed by Armstrong Siddeley in 1920. The engine was originally conceived as a test piece but ran very well and was put into production for early ultralight aircraft and use in ...

                                               

Beardmore Cyclone

The Beardmore Cyclone was an aero engine produced by William Beardmore & Co with the aim of producing an engine generating a high power output at low revolutions by designing an engine of large displacement. The design did not enter volume produc ...

                                               

Blackburne Tomtit

The Blackburne Tomtit was a 670 cc V-twin aero engine for light aircraft that was designed and produced by Burney and Blackburne Limited. Burney and Blackburne was based at Bookham, Surrey, England and was a former motorcycle manufacturer.

                                               

BMW V

The BMW V was a six-cylinder, water-cooled inline aircraft engine built in Germany in the 1920s, with power of 240 kW 320 hp for the production version, the BMW Va.

                                               

BMW VII

The BMW VII was a water-cooled twelve-cylinder engine derived from the successful BMW VI. The engine was not as popular as the VI, due in no small part to the Great Depression, and only a small number were built. Experiments with supercharging le ...

                                               

BMW X (engine)

The BMW X was a small five-cylinder radial engine for sport and training aircraft. Although this engine proved successful at several large-scale events in 1930, including that years round-Europe flight, only a few were built. The successor model ...

                                               

Caffort 12Aa

Having produced automobile and aircraft engine parts under contract during WWI, the Caffort brothers set about the task of producing their own aircraft engine, under a licence from "Bertrand-Solanet", of whom there is very little known, leaving t ...

                                               

Curtiss C-6

The C-6 features an overhead cam and aluminum cylinder jackets. Further development as a V-12 engine was carried out resulting in the C-12 and CD-12 engines.

                                               

Curtiss D-12

The Curtiss D-12, sometimes identified with the military designation Curtiss V-1150, was an aircraft engine of 18.8 liter displacement. It was a water-cooled V12, producing 443 hp and weighing 693 lb. It was designed by Arthur Nutt in 1921 and us ...

                                               

Curtiss V-2

Data from: Aerofiles Powerplants Type: 8-cylinder liquid-cooled Vee aircraft engine. Displacement: 1.009.56 cu in 16.5437 l. Dry weight: 690 lb 310 kg.

                                               

Curtiss V-1570

The Curtiss V-1570 Conqueror was a 12-cylinder vee liquid-cooled aircraft engine. Representing a more powerful version of the Curtiss D-12, the engine entered production in 1926 and flew in numerous aircraft.

                                               

De Havilland Ghost (V8)

Designed by Geoffrey de Havilland the Ghost was developed from the ADC Cirrus aero engine by using two banks of four cylinders. This appeared at first to be a retrograde step as the Cirrus was itself developed from the Renault 80 hp V8 engine how ...

                                               

De Havilland Gipsy

The de Havilland Gipsy is a British air-cooled four-cylinder in-line aircraft engine designed by Frank Halford in 1927 to replace the ADC Cirrus in the de Havilland DH.60 Moth light biplane. Initially developed as an upright 5 litre capacity engi ...

                                               

Farman 12We

The Farman 12We was a French 12-cylinder broad arrow configuration aircraft engine that was designed and built by Farman in the early 1920s. Power output was 370 kilowatts.

                                               

Fiat A.20

The Fiat A.20 was an Italian aero-engine of the 1920s. It was a water-cooled V12 engine that was used by early versions of the Fiat CR.20 fighter and the Macchi M.41 seaplane. In 1923, Fiat built the A. 15, 430 HP 320 kW water-cooled V12 engine. ...

                                               

Fiat A.22

The Fiat A.22 was an Italian water-cooled aircraft engine from the 1920s. It produced 425 kW and powered several absolute world distance records as well as commercial passenger flights.

                                               

Fiat A.24

During the second half of the 1920s Fiat introduced several water-cooled aircraft engines, including the A.20, A.22, A24, A.25 and A.30. They were all upright V-12s with 60° between the cylinder banks, capacities ranged between 18.7 L and 54.5 L ...

                                               

Fiat A.25

The Fiat A.25 was an Italian water-cooled aircraft engine from the 1920s. It produced 708 kW and was used by the Regia Aeronautica for fifteen years to power their Fiat BR.2 and BR.3 bombers.

                                               

Fiat A.30

The Fiat A.30 R.A. was an Italian water-cooled aircraft engine from the 1920s, built in large numbers and serving with several air forces up to the beginning of World War II. It produced 447 kW.

                                               

Fiat AS.2

For the aircraft of the same name, see Fiat AS.2 Fiat as.2-Italian 12-cylinder, liquid-cooled V engine designed and built in the mid 1920-ies by Fiat Aviazione especially for the 1926 Schneider air race trophy.

                                               

Fiat AS.3

The Fiat AS.3 was an Italian 12-cylinder, liquid-cooled V engine designed and built in the mid-1920s by Fiat Aviazione especially for the 1927 Schneider Trophy air race.

                                               

Fiat AS.5

The Fiat AS.5 was an Italian 12-cylinder, liquid-cooled V engine designed and built in the late-1920s by Fiat especially for the 1929 Schneider Trophy air race.

                                               

Fiat AS.6

The Fiat AS.6 was an unusual Italian 24-cylinder, liquid-cooled V configured aircraft racing engine designed and built in the late-1920s by Fiat especially for the Schneider Trophy air races, but development and running problems meant that it was ...

                                               

Haacke HFM-2

Udet U.2. (Удет У. 2) Albatros L.66. (Альбатрос Л. 66) Silesia S-3. (Силезии С-3) Rieseler R.III. (Rieseler р. III) Dzialowski D.K.D.1. (Dzialowski Д. Д. К. 1) Rieseler R.I. (Rieseler Р. Я) Gabriel P 5. (Габриэль Р 5) Rieseler R.II. (Rieseler р. ...

                                               

Hiro Type 14

The Hiro Type 14 engine, was a water-cooled twelve-cylinder W engine built by the Hiro Naval Arsenal for the Imperial Japanese Navy. The Hiro Type 14 engine design was based on the Napier Lion. Like the parent engine, and the Lorraine 12 Eb, it h ...

                                               

Hirth HM 60

The Hirth HM 60 was a four-cylinder inverted air-cooled inline aircraft engine designed in 1923 and first sold in 1924. The engine was of very high quality, and its sales success contributed to Hirths rapid pre-war expansion. It was a popular eng ...

                                               

Hispano-Suiza 12M

The Hispano-Suiza 12M was one of two new V-12 engine designs first run in 1927-8. It produced about 375 kW, was the first to use gas nitride hardening and introduced wet cylinder liners into Hispano-Suizas aircraft engine range.

                                               

Hispano-Suiza 12N

The Hispano-Suiza 12N was one of two new V-12 engine designs first run in 1928 and was manufactured by Hispano-Suizas French subsidiary for the Armee dlAir. It produced about 485 kW, was the first to use gas nitride hardening and introduced wet c ...