Wright T-3 Note: This item is currently in storage. The Wright T-3 is a liquid-cooled V-12 engine derived from the Wright T-2. It represents the continuation of a line of development that originated with the Liberty V-12 of World War I. Developed primarily as a racing engine, it was adopted by the U.S. Navy for several types of scouting, torpedo and bombing airplanes as well as the Navy's two Wright F2W racing airplanes that competed in the Pulitzer Trophy Race of 1923. The T-3 engine also powered the Wright XO-3 aircraft evaluated in 1925 by the Army Air Service at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio. The XO-3 was not selected for production. TECHNICAL NOTES: Type: 12-cylinder, liquid-cooled, Vee Displacement: 1,947 cu.in. Rated rpm: 2,000 (2,500 rpm for racing) Rated hp: 675 (780 hp for racing) Weight (dry): 1,160 lbs. Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.