Module_3_Pioneers

Module_3_Pioneers

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Unformatted text preview: mpany, located in New York City, built the J-1 radial aircooled engine based on the Navy's urging. After the war, the Navy decided it cooled wanted an air-cooled engine for its aircraft. The Hispano-Suiza and Liberty engines were water-cooled. Air-cooled engines were built in only one factory in 1923. were December 1925 - Wright Aeronautical bought Lawrance and developed the 200 December horsepower J-5 called the Wright Whirlwind. horsepower 17 ASCI 254 – Module 3: Pioneers Engine Development Timeline Taylor engine 1903 Liberty & Hispano-Suiza engines built 1919 First air-cooled engine built 1923 200 HP J-5 called Wright Whirlwind developed 1925 - Dec 400+ HP Wasp engine built 1926 - March 1925 – Fred Rentschler, a key man in the development of the Whirlwind 1925 engine, left Wright Aeronautical and formed his own company, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company. He believed that the basic radial engine could support more horsepower. support March of 1926 – Rentschler and his engineers designed the 400+ HP P&W March Wasp engine for the Navy. P&W then produced the more powerful 525 HP Hornet engine. Hornet 1927 – The first large aircraft carriers, Lexington and Saratoga, were launched. All 160 aircraft on deck had either Wasp or Hornet engines launched. 1929 – P&W had delivered over 2500 Wasp engines to the Navy. 1929 1929 – Wright produced the 575 HP Cyclone air-cooled radial engine used on 1929 the B-17 and DC-3s and became P&W's competition. the 18 ASCI 254 – Module 3: Pioneers Engine Development Timeline Taylor engine 1903 Liberty & Hispano-Suiza engines built 1919 First air-cooled engine built 1923 200 HP J-5 called Wright Whirlwind developed 1925 - Dec 400+ HP Wasp engine built 1926 - March July 1929 - Wright Aeronautical merged with Curtiss July Aircraft. 1929 - Pratt & Whitney became United Aircraft and Transport Corporation. 1934 - United Aircraft and Transport Corporation became United Aircraft Company. United Rentschler’s prominent role in engine production would Rentschler’s continue for many years and he would become involved in the beginnings of the airline industry. in Wasp engines remained in production until 1960 with a Wasp production run of 34,996. production 19...
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