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Beardmore 160 hp

 

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The Beardmore 160 hp is a British six-cylinder, water-cooled aero engine that first ran in 1916, it was built by Arrol-Johnston and Crossley Motors for William Beardmore and Company as a development of the Beardmore 120 hp, itself a licensed-built version of the Austro-Daimler 6.

The engine featured cast iron cylinders and mild steel concave pistons. Produced between March 1916 and December 1918, the design powered many World War I aircraft types. It was noted that the engine was not as reliable as its smaller capacity predecessor and had a unit cost of £1,045. A total of 2556 were built.

A Beardmore 160 hp has been restored to airworthy condition by The Vintage Aviator Ltd, an aircraft restoration company based in Wellington, New Zealand. The engine was found complete and in a preserved condition in a farm shed in Uruguay, after a complete overhaul and ground test runs the engine powered the company's F.E.2b replica on its maiden flight.

Applications:
Airco DH.3
Armstrong Whitworth F.K.7
Austin Kestrel
Beardmore W.B.II
Beardmore W.B.X
Central Centaur IIA
Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk M.F.6
Martinsyde G.102
Norman Thompson N.T.2B
Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.7
Short Sporting Type
Supermarine Channel
Supermarine Sea King
Vickers F.B.14

Specifications (160 hp)
Type: 6-cylinder, inline, upright piston engine
Bore: 5.59 in (142 mm)
Stroke: 6.93 in (176 mm)
Displacement: 1,020 cu in (16.635 L)
Length: 57 in (1,148 mm)
Width: 19.9 in (505 mm)
Height: 31.9 in (810 mm)
Dry weight: 615 lb (279 kg)
Valvetrain: Overhead valve
Fuel system: Twin Zenith carburettors
Fuel type: Petrol
Oil system: Gear pump
Cooling system: Water-cooled
Reduction gear: Direct drive, right-hand tractor
Power output: 186 hp (139 kW) at 1,450 rpm (maximum power)
Specific power: 0.18 hp/cu in (8.74 kw/L)
Compression ratio: 4.56:1
Specific fuel consumption: 0.57 pints per hp/hr
Oil consumption: 0.3 pints per hp/hr
Power-to-weight ratio: 0.30 hp/lb (0.5 kW/kg)

 

 

 


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