Wright R-2160 Tornado

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R-2160 Tornado
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Wright Tornado R-2160
Type Six-row liquid-cooled inline radial engine
National origin United States
Manufacturer Curtiss-Wright
Major applications Republic XP-69

The Wright R-2160 Tornado was an experimental 42-cylinder, 7-bank liquid-cooled inline radial aircraft engine. It was proposed in 1940 with 2,350 hp (1,752 kW) for experimental aircraft such as the Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning, Vultee XP-68 Tornado, and the Republic XP-69.


General characteristics

  • Type: 7-bank, 42 cylinder inline radial engine. (7-banks with 6 cylinders in each bank)
  • Bore: 4.25 in (107.9 mm)
  • Stroke: 3.625 in (92 mm)
  • Displacement: 2,160 in³ (35.39 l)
  • Length: 96 in (2438 mm)
  • Diameter: 35.5 in (901.6 mm)
  • Dry weight: 2,400 lb (1088.6 kg)


  • Valvetrain: Single overhead camshaft, Two valves per cylinder
  • Supercharger: 2 x turbosuperchargers
  • Fuel system: Direct injection
  • Fuel type: 100/130
  • Oil system: Dry sump
  • Cooling system: Liquid cooled


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Comparable engines
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