& Whitney's R-4360 Wasp Major air-cooled radial engine was the ultimate
of the aircraft piston engine. Jets and turboprops would power future
military aircraft. The
R-4360 was in production during the last year of WWII and Goodyear-built
F2G-1 and F2G-2
Corsair fighters were the first production aircraft to mount the engine.
The Aircraft Engine Division of the Ford
Motor Co., Chicago, IL built this particular engine.
Its acceptance date was Feb 1, 1954.
This engine and its propeller are on
loan to the Combat
Air Museum from the US Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton,
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Co., Chicago, IL
Type: 28-cylinder, four row, supercharged, air-cooled radial Power to Weight Ratio: 1.11 hp/lb (1.83 kW/kg)
Displacement: 4,360 cu. in.
Weight: 3,870 lb (1,755 kg).
Maximum rpm: 2,700
Maximum hp: 4,300 hp (3,210 kW)