Re: Largest piston engines

Date:         19 Apr 99 02:22:32 
From:         Ken Ishiguro <kenish@earthlink.net>
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OK, I will take a first stab at this.  I'm not 100% sure of my answers-
here goes, feel free to correct me or not post this if better info is
provided-

1)  The P&W R-4360.  A 4360 cubic inch radial set up as four banks of 7
cylinders.  Called a "corncob" engine by some, for obvious reasons.
Powered the B29, B50, B36, Spruce Goose, etc.

2)  In the Western world, probably a Continental or Lycoming 550 cubic
inch flat-opposed six cylinder, various configurations such as geared
output, fuel injection, turbocharging, etc.  Could be something
available in the ex-Soviet bloc I am not aware of  (for example, the
radial that powers the Sukhoi competition aerobatic plane).

Ken