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Wasp Major R-4360 Engine Gallery


The sign accompanying the engine. It reads

Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major Engine

Donated by Al Lofgren

Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney Corp., East Hartford, CT.

Cylinders: 28

Displacement: 4,362.5 cubic inches

Horsepower: 3,500 HP

Bore: 5.75 in.        Stroke: 6 in.

Compression Ratio: 6.7:1

Weight: 3,870 lbs

Aircraft in which it was used: Aero Spacelines Mini Guppy, Aero Spacelines Pregnant Guppy, Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, Boeing B-50 Superfortress, Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter, Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker, Boeing XF8B, Boeing XB-44 Superfortress, Convair B-36, Convair XC-99, Curtiss XBTC, Douglas C-74 Globemaster, Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, Douglas TB2D Skypirate, Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, Fairchild C-120 Packplane, Goodyear F2G Corsair, Hughes H-4 Hercules ("Spruce Goose"), Hughes XF-11, Lockheed R6V Constitution, Martin AM Mauler, Martin JRM Mars, Martin P4M Mercator, Northrop B-35, Republic XP-72, Republic XF-12 Rainbow, SNCASE SE-2010 Armagnac, and Vultee A-41.

Note that the F2G Corsair is actually the "Super Corsair," a modified version of the more familiar Vought F4U Corsair; a total of 10 of the F2G version were manufactured.

Sign on the Wasp Major R-4360 Engine at the Air Zoo
Time picture taken Sun May 18 14:11:56 2014
Location picture taken East Campus
Air Zoo
Portage, MI
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