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CONTINENTAL I-1430-9 HYPER

Posted 10/22/2013 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Continental I-1430-9
DAYTON, Ohio -- Continental I-1430-9 Hyper 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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The development of the liquid-cooled Continental Hyper high-horsepower engine began in 1932. It featured cylinders with "spherical" combustion chambers and sodium cooled exhaust valves. An upright V-12 engine was planned, but emphasis was later changed to an inverted V-12 engine for pursuit planes. Continental built the inverted V engine in 1938 and successfully tested it in 1939. In 1943 the 1,600-hp IV-1430 engine, later redesignated the XI-1430, was tested extensively in the Lockheed XP-49, a modified version of the P-38 Lightning. In 1944 it was also tested in the McDonnell XP-67. Only 23 I-1430 series engines were delivered. Although more powerful and lighter than the nearest competitor, the engine was not produced because tooling capacity for large scale production was not available.

TECHNICAL NOTES:
Model:
Continental I-1430 Hyper
Type: 12-cylinder, liquid-cooled, inverted Vee
Displacement: 1,430 cu.in.
Horsepower: 1,600
RPM: 3,200
Weight (dry): 1,615 lbs.

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