Wright R-1300

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R-1300
R-1300.jpg
R-1300 in helicopter configuration
Type Radial engine
National origin United States
Manufacturer Wright Aeronautical
First run 1942
Major applications North American T-28 Trojan
Developed from Wright R-2600

The Wright R-1300 Cyclone 7 is an American air-cooled seven-cylinder supercharged radial aircraft engine produced by Curtiss-Wright.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The R1300 is similar to a single row Wright R-2600. The engine was mass-produced but not widely used. Engineering began in 1942 but the first flight of an R1300 did not take place until 1949. The engine was produced under license by Kaiser-Frazer and later by AVCO Lycoming.[2]

The engine was used in combat, the R1300-1A, -1B in the A model North American Aviation T-28 Trojan and the R1300-3,-3A,-3C,-3D Sikorsky UH-19 Chickasaw. The R1300-1B was used in the Ayres Thrush. The R1300-4, -4A was used in the N class blimp, 50 of these designation were produced by AVCO.[2]

The engines early on had vibration problems, an improved lateral dampener in the crank brought about most of the model changes.[2]

Variants[edit]

R1300-2
A direct drive version of the R1300-1. It had a 0.5625:1 reduction drive. Both used the PD9F1 carburetor.[2]
R1300-3
Derated to 690.3 hp (515 kW), uses forced-air cooling fan and uses a PD9G1 carburetor.[2]
R1300-4
Similar to the R1300-1, uses some different accessory components.[2]
R-1300-CB7A1
With reduction gear for use on fixed wing aircraft.

Applications[edit]

Specifications (R-1300-1A)[edit]

Data from Type Certificate Data Sheet 5E-14.[1]

General characteristics

  • Type: 7-cylinder supercharged air-cooled single row radial engine
  • Bore: 6.125 in (155.6 mm)
  • Stroke: 6.312 in (160.2 mm)
  • Displacement: 1,301 cu in (21.3 L)
  • Length: 48.22 in (1,225 mm)
  • Diameter: 55 in (1,397 mm)
  • Dry weight: 1,055 lb (478 kg)

Components

Performance

See also[edit]

Related development
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Federal Aviation Administration (undated). "WRIGHT AERONATICAL DIVISION CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION - MODELS: Wright Military Cyclone R-1300 Series T.C. NUMBER: 5E-14". Retrieved 2009-08-26.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f USAF Technical Manuals, Parts Breakdown, Overhaul Instructions 1951-1971 T.O. 2R-1300-14

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