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Wright 6-60 Engine

Wright 6-60 engine on display in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Wright 6-60 engine on display in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Wright 6-60 engine on display in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Wright 6-60 engine on display in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The U.S. Army Signal Corps used Wright 6-cylinder, water-cooled engines to power its Wright Model C and D airplanes. Although originally rated at 50 hp, this improved version of the Wright 6-cylinder possessed 60 hp ("6-60" referred to its 6-cylinder-60-hp capacity).

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