de Havilland Gipsy Twelve

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Gipsy Twelve/Gipsy King
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de Havilland Gipsy Twelve at the Science Museum (London)
Type Piston V-12 inline aero-engine
Manufacturer de Havilland Engine Company
First run 1937
Major applications de Havilland Don
de Havilland Albatross
Number built 95

The de Havilland Gipsy Twelve was a British aero engine developed by the de Havilland Engine Company in 1937. Approximately 95 were manufactured. It was known as the Gipsy King in Royal Air Force service.

Applications[edit]

Engines on display[edit]

Preserved de Havilland Gipsy Twelve engines are on public display at the following museums:

Specifications (Gipsy King I)[edit]

Data from Lumsden[1]

General characteristics

  • Type: Inverted 60 degree V-12 inline piston engine
  • Bore: 4.646 in (118 mm)
  • Stroke: 5.512 in (140 mm)
  • Displacement: 1121.3 cu in (18.3 L)
  • Length: 82.6 in (2,098 mm)
  • Width: 31.5 in (800 mm)
  • Height: 37.4 in (950 mm)
  • Dry weight: 1,058 lb (480 kg)

Components

Performance

See also[edit]

Comparable engines
Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lumsden 2003, p.147

Bibliography[edit]

  • Lumsden, Alec. British Piston Engines and their Aircraft. Marlborough, Wiltshire: Airlife Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-85310-294-6.

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