You are bidding on a SUPERB example of a WW2 US Navy Aircraft Gear Box Cover/Nose Case, as ONLY used on the Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp Radial Engine! This engine was heavily used in the Grumman F4F Wildcat, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Consolidated PBY Catalina, Douglas C-47 Sky Train, Douglas TBD Devastator, and others!
The Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp is an American aircraft engine widely used in the 1930s and 1940s. Produced by Pratt & Whitney, it is a two-row, 14-cylinder, air-cooled radial design with seven cylinders on a row. It displaces 1,830 cu in (30.0 L) and its bore and stroke are both 5.5 in (140 mm). A total of 173,618 R-1830 engines were built, and from their use in two of the most-produced aircraft ever built, the four-engined B-24 heavy bomber and twin-engined DC-3 transport, more Twin Wasps may have been built than any other aviation piston engine in history. A “bored-out” version (to a 5.75 inch/146 mm cylinder bore) with a slightly higher power rating and other slight changes in detail design was produced as the R-2000. Mostly retired today, it is still used on Douglas DC-3 and various museum aircraft and warbirds seen at airshows. It is not manufactured anymore, but spares are still available and there exists a wide market for second-hand engines and parts.
Made of cast aluminum and steel, this is an AMAZING piece! In what appears to be unused condition, it features 95% original paint, and both magnetos are still installed! Numerous data plates and manufacture / inspection stamps! Some light wear, scratches, and marks due to the age. The main data plate features a US NAVY stamp, and the casing has a manufacture date of 1943. Features a BEAUTIFUL Pratt and Whitney Logo! Most likely originally slated for installation in an F4F Wildcat or B-24 Liberator. Comes mounted on a wood display stand. I have indicated it’s location installed on the F4F Wildcat in the last photos. Would make a PERFECT addition to any collection, restoration project, or simply for display!
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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.
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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.
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