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Aero Engine - Lanchester Motors Co. Ltd, RAF 1A, Birmingham, England, 1917 Reg. No: ST 014317
- The RAF 1A is a 90 horsepower, V8, air-cooled engine designed by the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough in the United Kingdom. This example was built under licence by the Lanchester Motor Company Ltd in Birmingham and carries the factory serial no. 2056 and War Department no. 2843. It is fitted with a Claudel-Hobson carburettor. The engine was acquired by the Museum from the Aircraft Disposal Company in London in 1922. The RAF 1A was most commonly fitted to B.E.2 series aircraft which were widely used in the early part of the First World War by the Royal Flying Corps for reconnaissance and bombing missions as well as pilot training.
|Tagged with:||aero engines, internal combustion engines, claudel haubsson, claudel haubson, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Aero Engines|
|Tertiary Classification:||reciprocating propeller engines|
|Manufacturer:||Lanchester Motors Co Ltd, Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 17 Oct 1917
The Museum also has the correct propeller for this engine, donated in 1983 by Mr Martin McDowell of Townsville (ST 34598). A second identical propeller has been registered as ST 23991. The latter, however, has been modified and has also sustained operational and handling damage.