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  • Rolls Royce Avon MK 203 Turbojet

    The Avon MK 203 is an axial-flow turbojet engine similar to the Avon RA.28-49 used to power the vertical takeoff and landing Ryan X-13 Vertijet aircraft. This engine was donated to the museum in July 1986 by Rolls Royce Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland.TECHNICAL NOTES (Avon RA.28):Compressor: 15-stage axial

  • Republic YRF-84F FICON

    Please note: This aircraft is in storage.The museum’s YRF-84F participated in two U.S. Air Force experimental programs, the development of the F-84F fighter-bomber and later testing of the “parasite” fighter concept.The museum’s YRF-84F was the prototype of the F-84F Thunderstreak, which became a

  • Republic XF-84H

    The turboprop-driven XF-84H -- a joint Air Force/Navy project -- was designed to combine the speed of jet aircraft with the long range, low fuel consumption, and low landing speed of propeller-driven aircraft. The XF-84H’s modified F-84F airframe included a T-tail and a triangular fin behind the

  • Ryan X-13 Vertijet

    The X-13 was built to prove the concept that a jet could take off vertically, transition to horizontal flight, and return to vertical flight for landing.Equipped with a temporary tricycle landing gear, the first of two X-13s flew conventionally in December 1955 to test its overall aerodynamic

  • Ryan BQM-34F Firebee II

    The original BQM-34 Firebee II filled U.S. Navy requirements for a supersonic target to train aircrews and to test new weapons systems. The Firebee II retained many of the same basic systems as the highly-successful, subsonic Firebee I. The U.S. Air Force began receiving its BQM-34F version in the

  • Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor

    Please note: This aircraft is in storage.Originally conceived in the mid-1940s as an interceptor, the XF-91 was America’s first rocket-powered fighter to fly faster than the speed of sound. The Thunderceptor’s rocket engine supplemented its main turbojet engine, greatly increasing the aircraft’s

  • Rolls Royce Hawk

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The British Rolls Royce Hawk engine was used in the British-Built SS "Zero" (Submarine Scout, Zero) airship of which 76 were built. Two of these World War I airships -- SSZ23 and SSZ24 -- were used by American forces flying out of Howden, England, for

  • R.A.F. 1A

    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

  • Raussenberger (Rausie) E-6

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Rausie Model E-6 is an in-line, six-cylinder, liquid-cooled aviation engine of 175 hp. Among its features are built-up steel cylinders with cast aluminum water jackets and overhead values. It was manufactured in the early 1920s by the Steel Products

  • Renault 12-F

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The French-built Renault 12-F engine was used in the Brequet 14 and Voisin 10 two-seater observation and bombing planes flown by American forces in France during World War I. TECHNICAL NOTES: Type: 12-cylinder, liquid-cooled, Vee Rated hp: 300Click here to