From: email@example.com (John Liebson) Organization: ISFSI Date: 08 Aug 96 12:11:45 References: 1
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Steve Lacker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >In practice, were the R-2600's that much more trouble prone, or is it >just that there are fewer Wright's left around today? Flipping through Janes, >it looks like the 2800 was a far more common choice for airliners than was the >2600, so 2800 parts are probably more common. The Wright R-2600 Cyclone was basically a war-time engine, with over 50,000 examples, at approx 1,700 hp, built in the Cincinnati plant alone, followed by the BB-series at 1,900 in 1944. Production of all 2600s stopped at VJ-day. Wright had already developed the R-3350 Duplex Cyclone or Cyclone 18, back in 1936, and that became Wright's postwar engine. Pratt & Whitney dropped its R-2180 Twin-Hornet, 1,400 hp on test in 1935, as soon as Wright started testing its R-2600, and enlarged its own R-2600 into the R-2800 Double Wasp; production of the latter continued post-war.