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Wright R-4090 radial engine

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I just stumbled upon this engine that I never knew existed, while looking for XB-42 details, and it was a very interesting article, so I am posting a link to it below for any of you that might also find it of interest. A little too late in its development, I guess, but would certainly have been a very effective powerplant for a twin or four-engined aircraft, like say a PM-1 Mercator, PBM-5, C-82 B-29, or C-97.

Mike

 

https://oldmachinepress.com/2013/03/22/wright-aeronautical-r-4090-cyclone-22/

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Thanks!  I did not know that 11 cylidber in row ever existed. One learn something every day :).

Cheers

J-W

 

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Shame, Brother... You've seen (and even touched) a 11-cylinder Sh,III radial several times at the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow.

I'm afraid some basic lecithin therapy would be appropriate :D

Cheers

Michael

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