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Packard DR-980 Diesel

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Packard DR-980 air-cooled diesel engine of 225 hp. Flight tested at Wright Field during the 1929-1932 period in the XPT-8 trainer, it was the Air Corps' first diesel aircraft engine. Its development was halted with the death of its designer.

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