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BENTLEY B.R.2

Posted 10/22/2013 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Bentley B.R.2
DAYTON, Ohio -- Bentley B.R.2 on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Note: This engine is located in the Research & Development Gallery on a controlled-access portion of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Click here for requirements to visit this gallery.

The B.R.2 was a British designed and built air-cooled rotary engine of 230 hp, which was developed late in World War I. The British Sopwith 7F-1 Snipe was especially designed to use the B.R.2, although only three front-line squadrons had been equipped with the Snipe by the end of the war.

The B.R.2 was also installed in the Sopwith TF-2 Salamander, a fighter designed for trench strafing; however, the war ended before the plane could get into action.

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