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Pratt & Whitney R-2800

DAYTON, Ohio -- Pratt & Whitney R-2800-21 engine on display in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Pratt & Whitney R-2800-21 engine on display in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)


This type of engine was used in the Republic P-47, rated at 2,000 hp for take-off. Many contractors built engines under license during World War II. This engine was built by Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., in 1943.

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