RAF 2

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RAF 2
Type Piston radial aero engine
Manufacturer Royal Aircraft Factory
First run October 1913
Major applications Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.8

The RAF 2 was a British air-cooled, nine-cylinder radial engine developed for aircraft use just prior to World War I; it was designed and built by the Royal Aircraft Factory.[1]

Applications[edit]

Specifications (RAF 2)[edit]

Data from Lumsden[2]

General characteristics

  • Type: 9-cylinder, single-row, radial engine
  • Bore: 3.94 in (100 mm)
  • Stroke: 5.51 in (140 mm)
  • Displacement: 604.6 cu in (9.9 L)

Components

Performance

  • Power output: 120 hp (90 kW)
  • Specific power: 0.2 hp/cu in (9.2 kW/L)

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gunston, 1989, p. 156.
  2. ^ Lumsden 2003, p. 223.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopaedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9
  • Lumsden, Alec. British Piston Engines and their Aircraft. Marlborough, Wiltshire: Airlife Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-85310-294-6.