Vintage Engines

Vintage airplane (mostly) engines on display at various museums.


BMW 801D radial

IWM Duxford 2008


Allison V-3420

Olympic Flight Museum 2016

Olympic Flight Museum 2017


Allison V-1710-115

Yanks Air Museum, Chino 2018

Allison V-1710 (assumed)

Museum of Flight 2017


Allison V-12 examples (Model not idetnified)

Erickson Collection, Madras 2016

Olympic Flight Museum 2019


Pratt & Whitney R-985

Museum of Flight 2008

Museum of Flight 2013

Pratt & Whitney R-985

Waco Museum 2018


Wright R-1300 Cyclone 7

Pima Air Museum 2017


Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum


Pratt & Whitney R-1820-97 Cyclone

This is part of the B-17 Sentimental Journey while it was undergoing spring maintenance at the CAF hangar in Mesa.

CAF Mesa 2017


Wright R-2600 Twin Cyclone

NMoUSAF 2018


Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Twin Wasp

HFF, Paine Field 2012

HFF, Paine Field 2019

Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp

Smithsonian NASM 2015

Pratt & Whitney R-2800 cutaway

Flying Heritage Collection 2013

Flying Heritage Collection 2016

Flying Heritage Collection 2017

Pratt & Whitney R-2800

Erickson Collection, Madras 2017


Pratt & Whitney R-4360

Olympic Flight Museum 2016

Pratt & Whitney R-4360

Used for powering the Spruce Goose

Evergreen Museum 2018

Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major

Erickson Collection, Madras 2017


Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk 100 V-12

Smithsonian NASM 2015

Rolls-Royce Merlin

Imperial War Museum, London 2019


Merlin cutaway

Flying Heritage Collection 2013

Flying Heritage Collection 2017

Merlin 66 (Packard)

Olympic Flight Museum 2016

Olympic Flight Museum 2019

Packard (Rolls-Royce) V-1650

Museum of Flight 2004


Rolls-Royce Griffon

Erickson Collection, Madras 2017


Daimler Benz DB 603A aero engine

Imperial War Museum, Duxford 2019


Jacobs L-6MB

Waco Museum 2018


Jacobs R755-9

Waco Museum 2018


Curtis OX-5

Evergreen Aviation Museum 2015

Evergreen Museum 2018


Curtis OXX-6

Waco Museum 2018


Lawrence A-3

Waco Museum 2018


LeRhone C-9

Waco Museum 2018


LeRhone C-9J

Evergreen Museum 2018


LeRhone 9J

Waco Museum 2018


Nakajima NK9 Homare

Pima Air Museum


Jumo engine

This is from a Heinkel He 111

Imperial War Museum, Duxford 2019


Lorraine-Dietrich 8Ee

NMoUSAF 2018


Warner SS-50

Waco Museum 2018


Macchi engine

Planes of Fame, Chino 2018


Wright R-760 Whirlwind

Used for powering bi-plane trainers such as the Curtiss Fledgeling and the N3N (Canary) Yellow Peril. Also used by many civil aircraft companies like Stearman, Waco and Cessna.

Evergreen Museum 2018


Wright R975-E3

Waco Museum 2018


Renault 6Q10

Planes of Fame, Chino 2018


Rolls-Royce Hawk

NMoUSAF 2018


de Havilland Goblin 3 jet engine

Evergreen Aviation Museum 2015


Rolls Royce Model 250 C28 Turboshaft

Used for powering helicopters

Evergreen Museum 2018


Chrysler A57 Multibank Engine

Used for powering M4A4 Sherman tanks

Imperial War Museum, Duxford 2019


Pratt & Whitney J-48 (JT7 Turbo-Wasp)

Used for powering fighters such as the F9F-5 Panther, F9F-6 Cougar and F-94 Starfire

Evergreen Museum 2018


Pratt & Whitney J-58 (JT11D-20)

Used for powering the SR-71 Blackbird (and other variants)

Evergreen Museum 2018


Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A

Used for powering passenger planes like the Boeing 747

Evergreen Museum 2018


Rolls-Royce Nene

HFF, Paine Field 2019


Rolls-Royce Avon

Museum of Flight’s Restoration Hangar 2017

This is the engine that powers the DH.106 Comet 4C


Tumansky R-29 Soviet TurboJet

Used for powering modern Soviet fighters like the MiG-23 Flogger, MiG-27 and Su-22

Evergreen Museum 2018


Klimov VK-1

Used for powering Soviet fighters like the MiG-15 Fagot and MiG-17 Fresco

NMoUSAF 2018



Unidentified jet engines

Evergreen Museum 2018


Yanks Air Museum, Chino 2018