Zero fighter plane being prepped for first flight since WWII
Almost 70 years after it was flown by the Imperial Japanese Navy, a Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane is being prepared to once again take to the skies of
The Bristol Centaurus engine
Centaurus 130. The Centaurus was a two-row, 18-cylinder, air cooled radial engine. It had a Bore of 5.75 in (146 mm) and a stroke of 7 ins (178 mm). This gave it a capacity of 3272 cubic inches (53.62 litres). It was a Fedden sleeve valve engine with gear/crank drive, 3 inlet ports and 2 exhaust ports. It developed over 2700 shp (2015 kW) at 2800 rpm and weighed in at 3460 lbs (1569 kg).
Allison X-4520 24-Cylinder Aircraft Engine
The 24-cylinder X-4520 engine was designed by the Power Plant Section at McCook Field and refined and built by Allison in 1925. A four-year delay before the engine was run left little interest to c…
Argus As 5 Aircraft Engine
With a displacement of 5,742 cu in (94.1 L), the Argus As 5 exemplified the 1920s concept of using a single large engine to power a large aircraft. The 1,500 hp (1,120 kW) engine was too large for …