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Bentley B.R.2

DAYTON, Ohio -- Bentley B.R.2 on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Bentley B.R.2 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 B.R.2 was a British designed and built air-cooled rotary engine of 230 hp, which was developed late in World War I. The British Sopwith 7F-1 Snipe was especially designed to use the B.R.2, although only three front-line squadrons had been equipped with the Snipe by the end of the war.

The B.R.2 was also installed in the Sopwith TF-2 Salamander, a fighter designed for trench strafing; however, the war ended before the plane could get into action.

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