The R-985 air-cooled engine was first used by the Air Corps in 1932. At that time, it was rated at 300 hp. By 1934 it had been sufficiently improved so that it delivered 350 hp, and two years later it was rated at 400 hp. Further refinements were made, and during World War II it produced 450 hp. Through the years, the R-985 was used in thousands of military aircraft of various types in addition to being installed in numerous civilian types of aircraft.
Model: R-987-AN-14B Type: 9-cylinder, air-cooled, supercharged radial Displacement: 985 cu.in. Maximum rpm: 2,300 Maximum hp: 450 Cost: $6,000