Curtiss Wright R-2600 Restoration And Start Up
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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.