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Wright R-2600 Cyclone 14

The R-2600 series engine was introduced in 1939, initially rated at 1,500 hp. With improvements, it later reached a rating of 1,800 hp. In military use, it was used on Army Air Forces A-20s and B-25s as well as some Navy torpedo and patrol bombers. It also gained fame powering the well-known Boeing Model 314 Clipper, which offered transoceanic passenger service beginning in 1939. After the end of World War II, the R-2600 was superseded by larger radial engines.


Type: 14-cylinder, two-row, air-cooled radial
Displacement: 2,604
Maximum rpm: 2,600
Maximum hp: 1,700
Weight: 1,980 lbs.
Cost: $16,500

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