Armstrong Siddeley Genet

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Genet
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Preserved Armstrong Siddeley Genet at the Shuttleworth Collection
Type Radial engine
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Armstrong Siddeley
First run 1926
Developed into Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major

The Armstrong Siddeley Genet was a five-cylinder, air-cooled, radial engine for aircraft use built in the UK, first run in 1926. It developed 80 hp at 2,200 rpm in its final form and was a popular light aircraft powerplant. Following the company tradition the engine was named after the Genet, an animal related to the cat family.

Variants and applications[edit]

Genet I[edit]

Genet I producing 65 hp.

Genet II[edit]

The Genet II produced 80 hp due to an increased compression ratio of 5.25:1.[1]

Genet IIA[edit]

Also 80 hp and with minor differences to the Mark I.

Engines on display[edit]

Two preserved Armstrong Siddeley Genets are on static display at the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

A preserved Genet is on display at the Australian National Aviation Museum, Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia

There is a restored Genet at the New England Air Museum, Bradley Int'l Airport, Windsor Locks, CT.

A Genet is on display at the Aviation Heritage Museum (Western Australia).[2]

Specifications (Genet I)[edit]

Data from Lumsden.[3]

General characteristics

  • Type: 5-cylinder single-row radial
  • Bore: 4 in (101.6 mm)
  • Stroke: 4 in (101.6 mm)
  • Displacement: 251.43 cu in (4.1 L)
  • Length: 28.5 in (724 mm)
  • Diameter: 34 in (863.6 mm)
  • Dry weight: 168 lb (76 kg)

Components

Performance

See also[edit]

Related development
Comparable engines
Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lumsden 2003, p.69.
  2. ^ http://www.raafawa.org.au/museum/engines
  3. ^ Lumsden 2003, p.68

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gunston, Bill (1986). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens. p. 18. ISBN 0-7509-4479-X. 
  • Lumsden, Alec. British Piston Engines and their Aircraft. Marlborough, Wiltshire: Airlife Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-85310-294-6.

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