Curtiss Wright R-2600 Restoration And Start Up

Curtiss Wright R-2600 Restoration And Start Up | World War Wings Videos

Photo Credit: YouTube Channel

Fine Work!

The engineering always blows me away. It’s an amazing engine, there’s no doubt about that. But another thing that impressed me was the restoration. Looks like somebody did a really fine job! You have to love how beautiful and sleek it looks. The Curtiss Wright R-2600 by the way, was used extensively during the 1930s and 1940s.

Fun Fact: It’s a more powerful version of the radial engine Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9.

The Curtiss Wright R-2600 was used during World War II when it powered several legendary American aircraft such as the torpedo bomber Grumman TBF Avenger, Douglas A-20 Havoc, North American B-25 Mitchell, Curtiss SB2C Helldiver and Martin PBM Mariner.

More than 50,000 of these supercharged air-cooled two-row radial engine were built. Curtiss Wright obviously has had a huge contribution to both the military and aviation industry. It’s powerful, effective and reliable. Therefore it’s really no wonder why it earned such a legendary reputation.

Don’t Miss Out! Sign up for the Latest Updates