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Packard DR-980 Diesel

DAYTON, Ohio -- Packard DR-980 engine on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Packard DR-980 engine on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Note: This item is currently in storage.

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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