Wright Aircraft Engines

Wright Aeronautical Corporation, a division of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, was a major player in aircraft engines for US (and some other Allied) combat airplanes. While there were dozens of dash-numbered types, the militarily important engines were basically three types: R-1820 Cyclone (or Cyclone 9), R-2600 Cyclone 14, and R-3350 Cyclone 18. The R-1300 Cyclone 7 and the R-4090 Cyclone 22 came along too late to be significant during the war. The Whirlwind family saw wide usage, but not in significant numbers in warplanes. Several Wright engines found use in armored vehicles.

Wright Cyclones powered a wide variety of US warplanes. Examples include:

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