Pratt & Whitney 1340 Wasp Engine

USA, 1927/28

This 600 HP  9 cylinder radial WASP engine used originally in a Lockheed Vega & Express of 1928. It was also used in WW2 training aircraft.

This engine was installed in a NOORDUYN NORSEMAN  ex RAAF A71-14 – the first NORSEMAN  to put on the Civilian register.The  aircraft was  destroyed by fire from a spark from a HF antenna. A notable NT  identity was wrongly accused of the fire because of his cigar smoking!

More about the technical details of the Pratt & Whitney 1340 Wasp Engine can be seen in Wikipedia.

Pratt and Whitney 1340 Wasp

Pratt and Whitney 1340 Wasp in Workshop

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