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Aero Engine - Pratt & Whitney R-1830 -SIC3G, Twin Wasp, DAP Beaufort, 1942-1946 Object Reg. No: ST 024157

The Museum's US-built R-1830-SIC3G model Twin Wasp engine (serial no. 130) was fitted to Beaufort bomber A9-287 which served with 32 Squadron RAAF flying anti-submarine patrols off the east coast of Australia in 1943-44. It was then fitted to Beaufort A9-248 in 1945. This aircraft served on operations with Nos 8 and 100 Squadrons RAAF as part of No. 71 Wing in New Guinea. The engine was donated to the Science Museum of Victoria by the RAAF in 1946 with 452.05 running hours. It was subsequently sectioned by Vivian Expositions in Clifton Hill for display purposes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), 1946
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1550 mm (Height), 1300 mm (Width), 1700 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Height measured with stand

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Tagged with: aero engines, internal combustion engines, wars conflicts
Themes this item is part of: Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) R-1340 Wasp Aero Engine, Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp Aero Engine, Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aero Engines
Tertiary Classification: reciprocating propeller engines
Model Name/Number: R-1830 Twin Wasp
Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney (A Division of United Aircraft Corp), United States of America, circa 1942
User: Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1946


steve Posted on 21 Mar 2014 1:55 PM
did the R1830 ever use a 2 barrel bendix stromberg float type carburetor? if not can you suggest where i find a photo of one?

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