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Pratt & Whitney R-1690

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The Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet was an engine widely used in American aircraft, 2,944 were produced from 1926 through 1942. It first flew in 1927. It was a single-row, 9-cylinder air-cooled radial design. Displacement was 1,690 cubic inches (27.7 L). It was built under licence in Italy as the Fiat A.59. In Germany, the BMW 132 was an improved version of this engine.


A turbocharged version was available.




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