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The Armstrong Siddeley Genet Aircraft Engine

Armstrong Siddeley developed the Genet in the mid 1920's, it first ran in 1926 producing 65 hp, later engines had their compression ratio increased which raised power output to 80 hp. The Armstrong Siddeley Genet proofed to be a popular choice for small light aircraft and remained in production for many years, in 1928 the Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major was introduced, this was, as the name implies, a scaled up Genet having nearly twice the displacement and power output, it was re-named the Civet for RAF service.

Armstrong Siddeley Genet Aircraft Engine

 

Aircraft powered by the Armstrong Siddeley Genet

Avro 618 TenBlackburn Bluebird IBFW M.23
Cierva autogyro C.9Cierva autogyro C.10Drzewiecki JD-2
Fleet FawnJunkers A50 JuniorSaro Cutty Sark
Southern MartletWestland-Hill PterodactylANEC IV
Avro AvianBlackburn Bluebird IICierva C.19 autogyro
Darmstadt D-18de Havilland DH.60 MothFairchild 21
Klemm Kl 25Nicholas-Beazley NB-8GParnall Imp
Robinson Redwing IISouthern MartletWestland Widgeon
Robinson Redwing II  

Armstrong Siddeley Genet I Specifications:

  • Type: 5-cylinder single-row radial
  • Bore: 4 in (101.6 mm)
  • Stroke: 4 in (101.6 mm)
  • Displacement: 251.43 cu in (4.1 L)
  • Length: 28.5 in (724 mm)
  • Diameter: 34 in (863.6 mm)
  • Dry weight: 168 lb (76 kg)
  • Valve-train: Overhead poppet valves
  • Cooling system: Air-cooled
  • Reduction gear: Direct drive, Left hand tractor
  • Power output: 65 hp at 1,800 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 5.2:1
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 0.38 hp/lb
 

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