Talk:Lycoming Engines

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Lycoming as a shell?[edit]

Textron eventually decided that the piston engine market was dead, and that Lycoming should exist only as a "shell", offering parts and service to the huge number of general aviation engines in service. Accordingly they sold off the turbine division to AlliedSignal in 1996, and started selling off the machinery from Williamsport in 1995.

Why does the Lycoming site list new engines for sale, if this is the case? I know I have seen Lycoming's booth regarding their engines the Oshkosh Air Show. —Joseph/N328KF (Talk) 19:36, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

Also there have been major changes in General Piston Aviation market. Decidedly so the piston engine market is not dead as of 2006 but growing. Though Lycoming is no longer researching new engines, because of the increase in General Aviation sells for light aircraft, they are producing new engines. However the Diesel/Jet A fueled pistons are showing popularity and are starting to penatrate the US market, I think Lycoming will be folded once most of the market switches to diesel engines, mostly produced in Europe.

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Glaring omission?[edit]

I am a fan of a certain world war 2 fighter, the P-38 Lightning. It used twin turbocharged Lycoming engines, and developed 1250 horse power. This is possibly the most noteworthy engine made by Lycoming. Yet there is no mention at all of this. Given the P-38's great combat record, this should at least be part of the record for Lycoming. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:09, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

That's probably because the P-38 Lightning used two Allison Engine Company V-1710 engines, not Lycomings. - BillCJ (talk) 04:21, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Lycoming museum brochure[edit]

On first view of that brochure (reference # 9 for this article) I found several errors; the biggest one in the capture for the pictured Duesenberg automobile. It reads: "Duesenberg J-299 Phaeton, Le Baron; Lycoming model J V-8." Of course, the Duesenberg Model J (J-299 means the engine number!) was a Straight Eight. --Chief tin cloud (talk) 12:31, 5 August 2010 (UTC)


Where were the engines manufactured initially? The article is vague about that.--DThomsen8 (talk) 13:37, 16 March 2011 (UTC)


"In 1939 Cord re-organized all of his aviation holdings into the AVCO group" This is not true for for multiple reasons. AVCO was formed in the early 1930s by Cord, and sold to Victor Emanuel in 1937. DonPMitchell (talk) 08:08, 29 March 2014 (UTC)