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R.A.F. 1A

DAYTON, Ohio -- R.A.F. 1A on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- R.A.F. 1A 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 R.A.F. 1A engine was developed by the Royal Aircraft Factory (later the Royal Aircraft Establishment) in 1913-1914. It is an air-cooled V-8 engine that produces about 90 hp. Among the aircraft using the engine was the R.A.F. B.E.2E, 12 of which were purchased by the American Expeditionary Forces in England for training during World War I.

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