The Lycoming O-480 is a family of six-cylinder, horizontally opposed fixed-wing aircraft engines of 479.6 cubic inch (7.86 l) displacement, made by Lycoming Engines. The engine is a six-cylinder version of the four-cylinder Lycoming O-320.
Design and development
All engines have an additional prefix preceding the 480 to indicate the specific configuration of the engine. Although the series is known as the "O-480", there are only geared engines in the series. There are also numerous engine suffixes, denoting different accessories such as different manufacturers' carburetors, or different magnetos.
- Normally-aspirated Opposed engine, equipped with a carburetor and Gearbox at the front end of the crankshaft to drive the propeller fewer revolutions per minute than the engine.
- Supercharger driven by the engine, gearbox to drive propeller, and equipped with a carburetor. Designated the O-480-1 by the US military.
- Supercharger driven by the engine, gearbox to drive propeller, with fuel Injection. Designated the O-480-3 by the US military.
- Gearbox to drive propeller, normally-aspirated with fuel injection.
- Page listing all variants of the Lycoming O-480 series. Retrieved on 10 January 2009.
- FAA GO-480 Series Type Certificate. Retrieved on 10 January 2009.
- FAA Lycoming GSO-480 Series Type Certificate. Retrieved on 10 January 2009.
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