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ABC Motors Limited

8hp [2 photos]

Scorpion MkII [4 photos]


Leonides [7 photos]

Leonides Major [3 photos]


3W [4 photos]
Used in the Bleriot.

6 cylinder radial [6 photos]

10 cylinder radial [3 photos]
This engine consisted of two 5 cylinder radial engines mounted one behind the other.

Y-type [2 photos]


AS 10 [3 photos]

Armstrong Siddeley

Cheetah 17 [2 photos]
Mainstay of British aircraft from the 1930s to 1950s.

Sapphire [7 photos]
Powered a wide range of aircraft including the Handley Page Victor, Gloster Javelin and Hawker Hunter.

Viper [6 photos]


A90 [5 photos]
Used in the Austin A90 and the Austin Healey 100.


BR1 [3 photos]

BR2 [10 photos]
The use of aluminium cylinders resulted in a more powerful and yet lighter rotary engine. Used in the Sopwith Snipe, Sopwith Salamander and Parnall Panther.


Cirrus Bombadier [3 photos]
Used in the Auster AOP9.


A-series 948 [9 photos]
Perhaps one of the most common engines in the world. First introduced in 1951, the 948cc version was introduced in 1956.

C-series [9 photos]
Perhaps one of the most famous uses was in the Austin Healey 3000.


801D [8 photos]
Designed for the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. Also used in the Junkers Ju 88.


Marine 25hp [3 photos]
Single cylinder marine engine used in cannal boats and tugs.


Hercules [6 photos]

Jupiter VIIf [1 photos]
Powered many different aircraft including the Bristol Bulldog.

Bristol Siddeley

605 rocket [3 photos]
Liquid fuel rocket designed as a booster for take-off.

Gnome [3 photos]


A10 650cc [4 photos]


Monobloc Type 37A [4 photos]

Cirrus Aero Engines Limited

Cirrus III [2 photos]

Coventry Climax

FWM [3 photos]
The FW stood for Feather Weight.

FWMV [5 photos]


OX-5 [5 photos]


Double Six [3 photos]

de Havilland

Gipsy 2 [1 photos]

Gipsy 3 [2 photos]

Gipsy 6 [1 photos]
Used to power the DH 89 Dragon Rapide and a developed version was used to power the Comet racer.

Gipsy Major 1 [1 photos]
Used to power the DH 84 Dragon.

Gipsy Major 4 [4 photos]
One of the most famous aero engines, best known for powering the Tiger Moth. Designed by Major Frank Halford who later produced the De Havilland Goblin.

Gipsy Major 8 [1 photos]
Used in the Chipmunk.

Gipsy Minor [2 photos]
Used in the DH 94 Moth Minor.

Gipsy Queen 30 [2 photos]
Designed for the DH 114

Goblin [7 photos]
The second British gas turbine to fly.

Gyron Junior [2 photos]
Developed from the Gyron, the intention was to build a smaller with high power to weight.


80hp [8 photos]
This horizontal heavy oil engine was built in the late 1920s by Fielding and Platt Ltd at their nearby Atlas Works in Gloucester. Now housed at Gloucester docks gloucesterdocks.me.uk.


No1 ACR [3 photos]
Single cylinder marine engine.

General Electric

CF6 [4 photos]
First successful high-bypass turbofan originally built for the Lockheed Galaxy.


Monosoupape [3 photos]
Powered the Avro 504J, DH2, FE8, Sopwith Schneider and Vickers FB5.

Omega [3 photos]
A popular engine, more than 1,700 of these engines were be built in France, along with numerous license-built models.


4 cylinder [4 photos]


Evolution [2 photos]
Considered to be the engine that saved Harley-Davidson from bankruptcy.

Twin Cam 88B [3 photos]
This Twin Cam 88B is in Destiny Cycles Miss Liberty


8 [3 photos]
One of the most important engines of the First World War.

8BE [3 photos]
Powered the SE5a and Spad 13 C1.


T55 [2 photos]


Four Cylinder [3 photos]

4.5hp [4 photos]


Power Plus 100 [7 photos]


J99 [1 photos]
This was a licence built version of the American Aeronca E. 113 engine.

V-Twin [1 photos]


Praga B [1 photos]


Jumo 004 [3 photos]
This powered the Arado Ar234B-2 and the Messerschmitt Me262A.

Le Rhone

9C [1 photos]
Used in numerous aircraft of WWI including Avro 504, Bristol Scout, Sopwith Dove and Pup.

Leon Bollee

Wright Type [3 photos]
The Wright brothers engine design built under licence in France by Leon Bollee.

Liberty Engines

Liberty V12 [12 photos]

Number One [7 photos]


1600 Twin Cam [4 photos]


Mb IVa [4 photos]


Dagger [4 photos]

Lion X1 [3 photos]
Achieved fame by powering the Supermarine Sea Lion II to a Schneider Trophy win in 1922 again in 1927 in the Supermarine S5. This engine went on to more world records in Malcolm Campbells Bluebird of 1932 and Seagraves Miss England boat.

Rapier VI [2 photos]

Sabre VII [6 photos]
Built for the Typhoon this was one of the most powerful aero engines of the second world war.


Merlin XXVIII [2 photos]
Built under licence from Rolls Royce, in total Packard built over 55000 Merlin engines during WWII.

Pobjoy Airmotors

R [1 photos]

Power Jets

W2b [2 photos]

W2-700 [1 photos]
The last and most powerful of Frank Whittle′s designs.

Pratt and Whitney

Twin Wasp R-1830 [14 photos]
Used in Douglas Dakota, Grumman Wildcat, Consolidated Catalina and Consolidated Liberator. When used in the B-24 Liberator the engine was supercharged. More than 173000 engines were made.


88 ci [4 photos]

110 ci [4 photos]

Rolls Royce

Avon [5 photos]

Dart [3 photos]

Derwent [3 photos]

Eagle IX [4 photos]
Used extensively in military and civilian aircraft.

Falcon III [2 photos]
A scaled down version of the Eagle. This engine was most notably used in the Bristol F2b fighter.

FB60 [8 photos]

Griffon Mk 57 [2 photos]
Installed in the Avro Shackleton with contra-rotating propellers.

Griffon Mk 58 [2 photos]
Installed in Spitfires, Shackletons, Seafires, Fireflies and Barracudas.

Hawk [3 photos]
Used in non-rigid airships.

Kestrel XVI [4 photos]
Fitted to the Hawker Fury II and Hawker Hart.

Merlin III [3 photos]
The most succesful British piston aero engine in history.

Merlin XX [3 photos]
Used in Halifax and Lancaster bombers and Defiant and Hurricane fighters.

Nene [3 photos]
The most advanced jet engine of it′s day. Controversially the engine was sold to the Russians and later used against us and the USA in the Korean war.

Pegasus [2 photos]
Vectored thrust turbofan used in the Harrier "Jump Jet".

RB108 [1 photos]
Used in the Short SC1 research aircraft which was the first aircraft to successfully transition from vertical to horizontal flight and vice versa in April 1960.

Sea Griffon Mk 101 [3 photos]
The Griffon was original developed as an aero engine.


Triple 130hp [2 photos]
Triple expansion steam engine.


Compound 75hp [5 photos]
Compound expansion steam engine.

Star Aeroplane Company

Star [3 photos]


Compound Steam Engine [6 photos]


J-5 Whirlwind [3 photos]

R-3350 [4 photos]
One of the most powerful piston engines ever built

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