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RoundEye
07-07-11, 12:01 AM
With 36 cylinders I’m sure it does the job it was designed to do well.



o 5,000 hp (3,730 kW) at 2,600 rpm takeoff
o 4,000 hp (2,985 kW) at 2,300 rpm cruise

4000 HP day and night, “cruise speed”, is nothing to sneeze at.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8f/Lycoming_XR-7755-3.jpg

LINK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoming_XR-7755)

YeOldeStonecat
07-07-11, 08:11 PM
I'm looking for a fat fuel line!

RoundEye
07-11-11, 04:22 PM
Yeah, I’d hate to pay to fill the tank that is needed.

RoundEye
07-30-11, 11:21 PM
Another big motor that actually got a lot of use.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Biggest_rotary_cutaway.jpg

• Aero Spacelines Mini Guppy
• Aero Spacelines Pregnant Guppy
• Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
• Boeing B-50 Superfortress
• Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
• Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker
• Boeing XF8B
• Boeing XB-44 Superfortress
• Convair B-36
• Convair XC-99
• Curtiss XBTC
• Douglas C-74 Globemaster
• Douglas C-124 Globemaster II
• Douglas TB2D Skypirate
• Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
• Fairchild C-120 Packplane
• Goodyear F2G Corsair
• Hughes H-4 Hercules ("Spruce Goose")
• Hughes XF-11
• Lockheed R6V Constitution
• Martin AM Mauler
• Martin JRM Mars
• Martin P4M Mercator
• Northrop B-35
• Republic XP-72
• Republic XF-12 Rainbow
• SNCASE SE-2010 Armagnac
• Vultee A-41