WW2 R-2600 Twin Cyclone Dummy Radial Engine (Full Cylinders) (Cowl Cut)
In 1935, Curtiss-Wright began work on a more powerful version of their successful R-1820 Cyclone 9. The result was the R-2600 Twin Cyclone, with 14 cylinders arranged in two rows. The 1,600 hp (1,200 kW; 1,600 PS) R-2600-3 was originally intended for the C-46 Commando (being fitted to the prototype CW-20A). It was also the original engine choice for the F6F Hellcat; a running change (one which would not stop production) for the CW-20A, and one in late April 1942 for the second XF6F-1, led to the adoption of the 2,000 hp (1,500 kW; 2,000 PS) Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp in the R-2600's place for both designs.
The Twin Cyclone went on to power several important American World War II aircraft, including the A-20 Havoc, B-25 Mitchell, TBF Avenger, SB2C Helldiver, and the PBM Mariner.
Over 50,000 R-2600s were built at plants in Paterson, New Jersey, and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Commonly Found in Aircraft Such As:
- Boeing 314 Clipper
- Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
- Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
- Douglas A-20 Havoc
- Douglas B-23 Dragon
- Grumman F6F Hellcat (XF6F-1 & -2 prototypes only, pre-April 1942)
- Grumman TBF Avenger
- Lioré et Olivier LeO 451
- Martin Baltimore
- Martin PBM Mariner (versions prior to Double Wasp-powered PBM-5)
- Miles Monitor
- North American B-25 Mitchell
- Vultee A-31 Vengeance
-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.
-This is a Cowl Cut Model, Meaning the Outer Edge of the Engine has Been Trimmed Away to a Circular Shape for Easier Installation
-For a Custom Cowl Diameter, Please Email Us!
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