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Curtiss R-600

DAYTON, Ohio -- Curtiss R-600 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 -- Curtiss R-600 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.

The Curtiss R-600 "Challenger" air-cooled engine, rated at 180 hp, was used in experimental versions of the PT-5 and PT-11 trainers during the 1929-1931 period. Although the R-600 was installed in only two military airplanes, it is historically significant because it was the Air Corps' first twin-row radial engine.

This engine is on loan by the Curtiss-Wright Corp., Woodbridge, N.J.

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