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de Havilland Gipsy Queen


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de Havilland Gipsy Queen 70-4

 

The de Havilland Gipsy Queen is a British six-cylinder aero engine of 9 litres (550 cu in) capacity that was first run in 1936 by the de Havilland Engine Company. It was developed from the de Havilland Gipsy Six for military aircraft use. Produced between 1936 and 1950, around 5000 Gipsy Queen engines were built.


Variants:

Gipsy Queen I
(1936) 205 hp (153 kW), military version of Gipsy Six II. Splined crankshaft.

Gipsy Queen II
(1936) 210 hp (160 kW), military version of the Gipsy Six Series II. Strengthened crankcase. Splined crankshaft for V/P airscrew.

Gipsy Queen III
(1940) 200 hp (150 kW), military version of Gipsy Six, strengthened crankcase, tapered crankshaft for fixed-pitch;-1,358 built.

Gipsy Queen IV
(1941) Supercharged version, originally designated Gipsy Queen IIIS, designated Gipsy Queen 50 in June 1944.

Gipsy Queen 30
All-new engine from this point. (120 mm x 150 mm = 10.18 L)
(1946) 240 hp (180 kW), 1,762 built.

Gipsy Queen 30-2
(1946) 240 hp (180 kW).

Gipsy Queen 30-3
(1946) 240 hp (180 kW).

Gipsy Queen 30-4
(1946) 240 hp (180 kW).

Gipsy Queen 32
(1946) 250 hp (190 kW).

Gipsy Queen 33
As Gipsy Queen 30 for pusher installation.

Gipsy Queen 34
As Gipsy Queen 30.

Gipsy Queen 50
(1944) 295 hp (220 kW), Single-speed, single stage supercharger. 14 built.

Gipsy Queen 51
295 hp (220 kW), as Gipsy Queen 50.

Gipsy Queen 70-1
(1946) Renamed Gipsy Six S.G, 1,889 built. Supercharged with reduction-drive.

Gipsy Queen 70-2
380 hp (280 kW)3. Supercharged with reduction-drive.

Gipsy Queen 70-3
380 hp (280 kW). Supercharged with reduction-drive.

Gipsy Queen 70-4
340 hp (250 kW). Supercharged with reduction-drive.

Gipsy Queen 71
(1950) 330 hp (250 kW). Supercharged with reduction-drive.

 

Applications:
Airspeed Oxford
Breda Ba.44
Cierva W.9
Fiat G.46 bis and G.46-2
de Havilland Dragon Rapide
de Havilland Dove
de Havilland Heron
Handley Page Marathon
Heston A.2/45
Miles Mentor
Miles Merchantman
Parnall Heck
Percival Merganser
Percival Prentice
Percival Proctor
Planet Satellite
Scottish Aviation Pioneer
Short Sealand
Youngman-Baynes High Lift

 

Specifications:

Gipsy Queen I
Type: 6-cylinder inverted inline piston engine
Bore: 4.646 in (118 mm)
Stroke: 5.512 in (140 mm)
Displacement: 560.6 cu in (9.186 L)
Length: 63.5 in (1,587 mm)
Width: 20.5 in (513 mm)
Height: 33.5 in (838 mm)
Dry weight: 486 lbs (220 kg)
Valvetrain: Overhead valve
Fuel type: 87 octane petrol
Oil system: Dry sump
Cooling system: Air-cooled
Power output: 208 hp (155 kW) at 2,400 rpm
Compression ratio: 6.5:1
Power-to-weight ratio: 0.43 hp/lb (0.7 kW/kg)

 

 


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