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Wright T-3


Developed by Wright Aeronautical, on the lines of the Wright-Hisso engines produced during the First World War, using monobloc cylinder blocks and gear driven overhead camshafts. The T-1 of 1921 had a power output of 500 hp (373 kW), and went into production as the T-2 in 1922 with an increase in power to 525 hp (391 kW).

The T-3 was the third in the line of 'T' (Tornado) series engines. The T-3 and T-3A appeared from 1923 producing 575 hp (429 kW) with the final development, the T-4, producing 675 hp (503 kW) by December of that year. Wright attempted to build a racing version of the T rated at 700 hp (522 kW) to rival the Curtiss D-12, but this was not pursued.

The Wright T-3 Tornado, also given the USAF designation Wright V-1950.


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Type: V-12 aircraft piston engine
Bore: 5.75 in. (146mm)
Stroke: 6.25 in. (158.8mm)
Displacement: 1,947.54 cu in (31.9 L)
Dry weight: 1,000 lb (453.6 kg)
Cooling system: Air-cooled
Power output: 575 hp (429 kW)
Power-to-weight ratio: 0.575 hp/lb (0.95 kW/kg)







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