Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: What engine is this?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    4

    What engine is this?

    Does anyone know what engine this is and what aircraft it was used on?
    Attached Images Attached Images   

  2. #2
    Pratt & Whitney R-5600 Quadruple Wasp. Pretty sure somebody at Reno had way too much time on their hands! I'm sure there's a full back story on this one somewhere that will turn up.

    Zack

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Clarklake, MI
    Posts
    2,406
    It's 2 4360's bolted together. Doubtful it even runs.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    4
    It's pretty wild that you knew where the picture came from. Thanks for the replies.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    9
    Just think of the gallons per mile you could get with that!

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    10
    Biggest problem here would be if it did run what would somebody ever do for a prop for such a monster if you got it running correctly it could be 8000 Horsepower..

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Clarklake, MI
    Posts
    2,406
    Quote Originally Posted by DennisB View Post
    Biggest problem here would be if it did run what would somebody ever do for a prop for such a monster if you got it running correctly it could be 8000 Horsepower..
    use the countra-rotating props from a Griffon, x2 (double countra-rotating? lol)

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    10
    The Griffon engine peaked at about 3500 Horsepower Most of the single RW4360's were 3500 to 4500 Horsepower and that double 4360 would have to be a real beast it would be interesting to see if the Counter rotating Griffon prop could effectively use all that Horsepower ?? Maybe a prop from the Russian TU-94 Bear if one could be obtained . But then prop diameter may become an issue ?? But that would sure give WWII fighter an awesome rate of climb .. The only factory single engine airplane I know of to use the 4360's was some of the Martin Maulers ..

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    12
    Goodyear F2G?

    Quote Originally Posted by DennisB View Post
    The only factory single engine airplane I know of to use the 4360's was some of the Martin Maulers ..

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Oak Harbor Wa
    Posts
    400
    Quote Originally Posted by DennisB View Post
    . The only factory single engine airplane I know of to use the 4360's was some of the Martin Maulers ..
    The last 11 Corsairs had 4360s on them.

    Super Corsair variants[edit]

    Main article: Goodyear F2G Corsair
    The F2G-1 and F2G-2 were significantly different aircraft, fitted with the Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major 4-row 28-cylinder "corncob" radial engine and teardrop (bubble) canopy. The difference between the -1 and -2 variants was that the -1 featured a manual folding wing and 14 ft (4.3 m) propellers, while the F2G-2 aircraft had hydraulic operated folding wings, 13 ft (4.0 m) propellers and carrier arresting hooks for carrier use.[116] As World War II was drawing to a close, development problems emerged that led to the abandonment of further work on the F2G series.[117] While only 10 were built, several F2Gs went on to racing success after the war, winning the Thompson trophy races in 1947 and 1949.
    Last edited by Tom Downey; 06-28-2014 at 07:19 PM.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •