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Civilian R-1690 Hornet (Half Cylinder)

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The R-1690 Hornet was a widely used American aircraft engine. Developed by Pratt & Whitney, 2,944 were produced from 1926 through 1942.[1] It first flew in 1927. It was a single-row, 9-cylinder air-cooled radial design. Displacement was 1,690 cubic inches (27.7 L). It was built under license in Italy as the Fiat A.59. In Germany, the BMW 132 was a developed version of this engine. The R-1860 Hornet B was an enlarged version produced from 1929.


Commonly Found in Aircraft Such As:

  • Bach Air Yacht
  • Bellanca 31-40
  • Boeing 80
  • Boeing Model 95
  • Boeing Model 299
  • Burnelli UB-14
  • Douglas O-38
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 200 V1
  • Gee Bee Model R-2 (1933)
  • Gee Bee R 1/2 Super Sportster
  • Granville-Miller-de Lackner R-6H "Q.E.D."
  • Junkers Ju 52
  • Junkers Ju 86
  • Junkers W 34
  • Keystone B-3
  • Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra (L-14H)
  • Lockheed Lodestar (C-56A, C-56B, C-56C, C-56D, C-56E, C-59/Mk 1a)
  • Martin BM
  • Martin XB-14
  • Vought O2U Corsair
  • Sikorsky S-40A
  • Sikorsky S-42
  • Sikorsky S-43
  • Wedell-Williams Model 44


-This Dummy Radial is Designed to be Hard Mounted on Your Models Firewall Using 30-min Epoxy. May also be Mounted Using Standoffs or Directly to the Cowling, 

-Constructed with a Metallic Finished Plastic, this Dummy Radial will be Sure to Add that Realistic Look to Any Model Aircraft.

-These Dummy Radials can be Painted or Glued Using Any Standard Hobby Grade Supplies.

-The Center is Hollow to Allow for Most Electric or Gasoline/Nitro Engines.

-Pushrod Holes are Incorporated into the Design to Accept Aluminum Tubing! (Not Included)


Need a Custom Size or Configuration? No Problem!

We will make you any size or configuration you need at no additional cost. 






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