Aircraft Engines

This page contains close-ups of the engine compartment of some aircrafts and engines on display stands.  I can't stop marveling at the engineering prowess shown on some of them !  Hope you enjoy these pictures too...

P&W R-985 Wasp Jr cutaway from the National Aviation Museum in Ottawa, ON, Canada

From EAA's Museum in Oshkosh, WI:

Curtiss V-8
Menasco Super Buccaneer C6S-5
Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12
  Cam view
Heinkel HE-5011

Daimler-Benz 605A
  End view
General Electric I-16
Heinkel-Hirth He S 011
Leblond 5 cyl.
Conner 3 cyl.


From the Planes of Fame Museum, Chino, CA:

Piston engines:

Allison V-1710
Argus AS-10
Continental R-670
Curtiss D-12
6-in line upright engine (help needed for this one)
Small 2 cyl. flat engine (help needed for this one too)
Franklin O-200
Liberty V-12
Packard V-1650 V-12
Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Pratt & Whitney Wasp Jr.
Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Twin-Wasp
Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major

Ranger straight 6 ???
Ranger 200 Straight 6
Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12
Wright J-5
Wright R-1820 Cyclone

Jet Engines:

Allison J33-A-35 Turbojet
BMW 003-EI Axial Flow Turbojet
GE J-31 - First US Jet Engine
GE-J47 Turbojet
GE J-79-3 Axial Flow Turbojet

Klimov VK-1 Jet engine
Lockheed L-1000 Axial Flow Turbojet
Walters 109-500 A1 Jet pod
??? Turbojet

Rocket Engines:

Unknown type (help !)
Walters 109-509 A
W. Schmidding 105-513

From the Tillamook Museum, OR:

Piston Engines:

Allison V1710
Cut-away view
Another view
Continental O470-11
  Cut-away view

Continental O470-4
Franklin B9-F
Griffon Mk.58
Lawrence A-3
Merlin V-1650
P&W R-1830 Twin Wasp
P&W R-2800 Double Wasp
P&W R-4360 Wasp Major
    Accessory case
Ranger V-770
Wright Hispano-Suiza 8A
Wright R-1820 Cyclone

Jet Engines:

GE J-34-WE32 Turbojet
GE T-58-GE-8F Turboshaft
GE T-64 Turboshaft
Motorlet Walter M-701 Centrifugal Turbojet
P&W J-52 Axial Flow Turbojet

From the CAF Museum at Camarillo, CA:

Allison V-1710
Continental C-40
Lycoming R-680-7

Ranger 440-C7
Ranger L440-3

From Canada's National Aviation Museum in Ottawa, ON:

Beardmore 160HP
Bentley B.R.2 9 cyls rotating engine
Curtiss 40HP (Silver Dart)
Curtiss OX-5
Gibson 60HP
Hall-Scott A-7A
Horizontally opposed 2 cyls engine
Napier Lion II
Napier Sabre XII
P & W R-985 AN-14B Wasp Jr.
Renault Vee-8 80HP
Rolls-Royce Eagle VII
Rolls-Royce (Packard) Merlin 224 - 1620HP

Straight 6 with brass cylinders ?
Wright Whirlwind cutaway
Rolls-Royce Merlin 622 - 1760HP

P & W 100 Turboprop
P & W 120 Turboprop

Oranda Iroquois Turbojet
P & W J75-P3 Turbojet
Unidentified Jet engine ?

P & W JT8D-9A Turbofan
P & W JT-13D Turbofan


From Seattle's Museum of Flight, WA:

  Allison V1710
Propeller shaft end view
Anzani 6 cylinders radial
  Beardmore 6 cylinders in-line
  Boeing 502-1-1 Turbine
  Boeing 502-10 Turbine
  Curtiss G6-A 6 cylinders in-line
  Curtiss OX-5 V-8
  General Electric I-16 Jet engine
  Gnome N 9 cylinders Mono Soupape rotary
  Halscot A7-A 4 cylinders in-line
  Hispano-Suiza H V-8

  Le Rhone Model J 9 cylinders rotary
    Cylinder head detail
  Liberty V-12
  Pratt & Whitnet J-58 Turbo-ramjet
  Pratt & Whitney R-485 Wasp
  Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet
  Pratt & Whitney R-2800-8W Double Wasp
    Cylinder cooling fins detail
  Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major
  Rolls-Royce V1650-7 Merlin (Packard)
  Sturtevant 5 V-8
Walter HWK 109-509 rocket engine

From the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, in Addison, TX:

  Franklin 4AC-150A
  Jacobs R-755-9
  Gnome 9N

  Rolls-Royce Merlin 63
  Westinghouse J-30
  Wright Cyclone R-1820-87

From the Hiller Museum in San Carlos, CA:

  Allison V-1710
    Valve train
  Allison Twin shaft Turbine T-40-A6
  Auxiliary Power Unit
  Continental TSOL-300 (water cooled - Condor)
  Ford Model T Conversion
  Fowler Wright Engine 30HP (1910)
  Franklin O-200
  Franklin O-335-5
  Hall-Scott A-7 100HP (1918)
    Exhaust stacks
    In restoration shop
    Ignition distributor detail
  Westinghouse J46-WE-8 (thanks for the info Jake)

  Kemp Engine 30HP (Gonsalez Biplane)
  Loughead (1919 S-1 Biplane)
  McCulloch (Drone)
  Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major
  Ranger SGV-770C1B
  Ranger 6-440
  Ranger 6-440C-5
  Robert 50HP Engine (1910)
  Rolls-Royce V-1650-7
    Valve train
  Rotax 582
  Velie M-5 1928 (Monocoupe)
  Warner Scarab 125HP 7 cyl. (Fairchild 24)
    On pallet
  1909 Wright Engine
  Wright 975-7 Whirlwind

From the Wings over the Rockies Museum in Denver, CO:

Jet Engines:
Auxiliary power unit
GE J-35A-13D

? Jet engine
Westinghouse J-46

Rocket Engines:
Titan II Rocket, Stage 1 engine
  Front view
  Stage 2 engine - front

Piston Engines:
Continental A-65-8
Curtiss C-6
Curtiss OX-5
Jacobs R755-9 Radial
Lycoming 6 cyls

From the Castle Air Museum in Atwater, CA

Piston Engines:
Allison V-1710
P & W R-2800 Double Wasp
Rear view

From the SAC Museum in Ashland, NE:

Jet Engines:
  Allison T-56 Turboprop (C-130, E-2, P-3)
GE J-47-GE-11 (F-86, B-36, B-45, B-47)
GE J-73 Turbojet (F-86H)
GE J-79 Turbojet (B-58, F-4, F-104)
P&W JT-12A/J60 (T-39)
P&W J-57 Turbojet (A-3, B-52, C-135, F-100, U-2)
P&W J-58 Turbojet (YF-12A, SR-71, A-12)

Rolls-Royce Olympus 301 Turbojet (Vulcan)
Tumansky RF-11F-300 Turbojet (MiG-21)

Piston Engines:
  Allison V-1710 V-12 (P-39, P-40)
  P&W R-985 Wasp Jr. (BT-13, C-45, L-20A)
  P&W R-2800 Double Wasp (P-47, F8-F, F4-U, B-26)
  P&W R-4380 Wasp Major (B-29, B-36)
    Cut-away view
  Wright R-540 J-5
  Wright R-1280-103 (H-21, CH-21)

From Pima Air & Space Museum, Tuscon, AZ:

Jet Engines:
  Allison J71-A-13 (B-66, F3H-2)
Boeing T-50 BO-4, 1950 (QH-50)

  GE I-16 Turbojet (Bell P-59)
Lycoming T-53 L-13 (AH-1S, UH-1, UH-1H,)

Rolls-Royce RB-211 Turbofan (Airbus A-330)
Rolls-Royce Mark 510 Dart (Viscount, Fokker F-22)
Thiokhol YLR99-RM-1 Rocket engine (X-15)
Westinghouse 19B "Yankee", 1948 (XP-79)
Williams F-107 (Cruise missile)

Piston Engines:
Clerget 9B, 1917 (Sopwith Camel)

  Hall-Scott A7-A (MT-2, B-15, B-16 Blimps)
Jacobs J-755, 1943 (UC-71, JRC-1, AT-27)
Kinner K-5 Series II Radial (Fleet Model 2)
Lycoming O-435 (L-4, L5B, U8-D)
Lycoming R-680 (AT-9A)

Piston Engines (cont'd):
  McCulloch A-1020 Diesel Radial (Experimental)
Menasco C6S-4, 1930 (Fairchild 22)
Nakajima NK9K-S Momare 22 (A7M1)
Nakajima NK1C Sakae (Zero, Kate)

  P&W R-985 Wasp Jr, 1933 (OS2U-1, L10-A, UC-43)
P&W R-1340-AN Wasp (AT-6, SNJ)
P&W R-2800 Double Wasp (P-47, F4U, C-46, C-54)
P&W R-4360 Wasp Major (B-35, B-36, C-97, C-124)
Ranger L-440 (PT-19, PT-26, J4F)
Rheem S-10, 1938

  Shvetsov ASh-62, 1955 (Antonov AN-2M)
Szekely SR-3, 1930 (Taylor H-2 Cub)
Wright R-975 Whirlwind, 1930 (BT-13)
Wright R-1300 (T-28, H19)
Wright R-2600 Cyclone (A-20, B-23, B-25, TBM)
Wright R-3350 Cyclone 18 (B-29, B-32, C-119)
Side view

From the CAF Arizona Wing, Mesa, AZ

Jet Engines:
GE J-47 (F-86, B-36, B-45, B-47)
GE J-79 Turbojet (B-58, F-4, F-104)

Piston Engines:
Allison V-1710 (P-38, P-40)
Continental R-670 (N3N)
P&W R-1830 Twin-Wasp (B-25)
P&W R-4360 Wasp Major (B-29, B-32)
Righter 2GS-17 (QQ-3 Drone)
Wright R-2600 Cyclone (B-25, TBM)

Wright R-3350TC (C-121)
Wright R-3350 (B-29, B-32)


From the Museum of Flight new galleries in Seattle, WA:

Jet Engines:
GE I-16 Turbojet
  Junkers Jumo 004 Turbojet (Me-262)
  P&W J-58 JT-11D-20K Turbojet (SR-71)
    Hydraulics close-up

Piston Engines:
Allison V-1710
Anzani 6 cyls rotary
Beardmore 6 cyls in-line
Curtiss C-6A 6 cyls in-line
Curtiss OX-5 V-12
Gnome Monosoupape Type N 9 cyls Rotary

Piston Engines (cont'd):
Le Rhone Model J 9 cyls Rotary
Cyl. head close-up
Liberty V-12
P&W R-985 Wasp Jr.
Cyl. head close-up
P&W R-4360 Wasp Major
Cyl. head close-up
Another cut-away
Rolls-Royce V-1650-7 Merlin V-12
Sturtevant Model 5
Wright Flier engine casting

From the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, OR:

Jet Engines:
Aerojet (Atlas rocket launcher)
deHavilland Goblin Mk.3 (Vampire)
P&W F-100-100 Turbofan (F-15)
  J58 JT-11D-20K Turbojet (SR-71)
JT9D-7A (Boeing 747)
  Rolls-Royce 250-C28 (Jet Ranger)

Piston Engines:
Allison V1710-111 (P-38)
Curtiss OX-5 (Curtiss Jenny)
  deHavilland Gipsy Queen 70 Mk.2
  Heath Henderson B-4 (CA-1A Parasol)

  LeRhone C9-J Rotary (Nieuport)
  P&W R-4360 Wasp Major (Hughes H-4)
    R-4360 cut-away

  Salmson Radial
Wright R-760-E2 Whirlwind (CW-15)
R-1820 Cyclone (B-17G)
Head fins detail

Jet Engines:
BMW Jet Engine (Heinkel He-162a)
F86-F GE Engine
engine cut-away
GE J-79S (Phantom F-4)
Hwk-509 (Me-163B-1A)
Hwk-509 (nozzle)
Orenda Iroquois (Avro Arrow)
J-58 on dolley (SR-71 Blackbird)
J-58 afterburner
J-58 intake
J-58 plumbing maze
GE Jet-Fan
Jet-Fan intake
GE RB-211
PW-120 Turbo-Prop
PW JT-8D (Boeing 737-200) - Thanks Bert !
PW J-75 (Voodoo)
PW PT-6 (Twin Otter)
Sea-King helicopter engine
Unidentified Turbo-Prop
Unidentified Turbo-Prop

Piston Engines:
  Allison V1710 -1932 - 1200HP
Allison V1710 -1932 - 1200HP
V-12, 1200HP (P-38, P39, P40 & P63)
V1710 (P39)
Anson Engine Cowling
Avro 504 Engine
Beardmore Straight Six
Beaver Engine Cowling
Beaver Engine Cowling
Beaver Engine Cowling
Beech C-45 Engine
Bentley 9 Cylinders Radial
B-17G Wright Cyclone engine
B-26 engine
C-47 Engine (Puff the dragon)
Continental O-200
Corsair Engine Cowling
  Cut-Away In-line Engine

Piston Engines (cont'd):
Bristol Hercules, 14-cyl 2 rows, 1600 HP (Beaufighter)
Curtiss V-8 Engine
Curtiss V-12 Engine
DC-3 Engine Cowling
Eagle Straight Six
FM-2 engine
Gibson Straight Six
Japanese Radial (Nakajima)
Junkers Jumo-213 Inverted V-12 -
     1939 - 1750HP
Jumo V-12
Kinner R5 Radial
Merlin V-12
Napier Lion II - W-12
Napier Sabre H-24
Napier Sabre H-24
Nieuport Engine Cowling
Puma Straight Six (200 BHP)
P&W R-985 Wasp Junior on bench
P&W R-985 Wasp Junior
P&W R-985 Wasp Junior
P&W R-1340 Wasp
P&W R-2800 Double Wasp 1939 - 2000HP
     (F4-U, P-47, P-61, A-26 & B-26)
P&W R-4360 - Wasp Major 1939 -2700HP
     (F2-G, B-36, B-50 & Hughes HK-1)
Engine front
Cylinder heads
Accessory case
Without cowling
Renault V-8
Rolls-Royce Merlin XX 1280HP
     (Hurricane, Spitfire)
Sopwith Camel Engine Cowling
T-28B Engine Cowling
Unidentified Straight Six
Wright Cyclone Radial 2000HP
     (B-25, SB2C, TBM)
Wright Cyclone Radial 2500HP
     (B29, B32, C121 & C69)
Wright Radial ?
Busted Wright Radial !
Wright turbo-Cyclone R-1350 (Constellation)

A few more from the San Diego Air & Space Museum:

Piston Engines:
  Aeronca E-107
  Allison V-1710-39
  Anzani B
  Bristol Centaurus
  Cirrus Mk.II
  Continental A-40
  Curtiss Conqueror V-1570
  Curtiss OX-2
  Curtiss OX-5
  Gnome Rotary
  Hispano Suiza Model A
  Jacobs L-4MB
  Kinner R-540
  Lawrence A-13
Le Rhone 9C
LeRhone Rotary
  LeRhone Rotary
  Liberty L12-A
Menasco 4A

  Oberursel U.0 rotary engine
  Pratt & Whitney R-1830-17 Twin-Wasp
  Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double-Wasp
  Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major
Ranger 6-440C-2
Rolls-Royce Merlin 62
Salmson Z-9
Wright J-4 Whirlwind
Wright Cyclone 1820

Jet Engines:
General Electric TF-34-400
Compressor blades
  Junkers Jumo 004B-1
  Walter RI-202B

Here are some more from the Combat Air Museum in Topeka, KS:

Piston Engines:
  Allison V-1710 V12
Franklin 6 cyls. reciprocal
  Kinner R-5 radial (cut-away)
  Lycoming ?
  Lycoming O-15-3
Lycoming O-145
Lycoming O-480-3
Pratt & Whitney R-1830 "Double Wasp"
Pratt & Whitney R-2800 "Double Wasp"
Pratt & Whitney R-4360 "Wasp Major"
View with Curtiss Electric Propeller
  Ranger 6 440 C5 200 hp
  Rolls-Royce Merlin V-1850-1
  Wright R-1820
Cyclone 9

Jet Engines:
Allison TF-41A-1B Turbofan
deHavilland Goblin 2 Turbojet
Fairchild J44-R3 Turbojet
  General Electric 1-A Wittle Turbine
  Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-414A Afterburning Turbofan
  P&W J48-P-6 or -8

  Westinghouse J34-WE-34 Turbojet