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Curtiss B-8

 

The Curtiss B-8 was an early air-cooled 8-cylinder engine used for a number of aircraft and one motorcycle designed by Glenn Curtiss. It powered the AEA June Bug in 1908, becoming the first Curtiss engine to power a heavier-than-air aircraft in sustained flight.

 

Applications included:
AEA June Bug
AEA White Wing
AEA Red Wing
Curtiss V-8 motorcycle

 

Specifications
Weight: 150 pounds (68 kg)
Bore×Stroke: 3.625×3.25 in.
Power: 40 horsepower (30 kW)
Displacement: 268 cubic inches (4,390 cc)

 

 


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