Pratt & Whitney WASP Engine Model Kit

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Pratt & Whitney WASP Engine Model Kit

The original R-1340, as this Kit is based on, developed 425hp, which was impressive for the period and led to many new aircraft designs, as airframes were typically developed around power plants. A total production of almost 35,000 engines had been built before the piston engines gave way to the turbine engines, which are still manufactured today under the renowned and well-respected name of Pratt & Whitney. Plastic Model kit consists of more than...

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Pratt & Whitney WASP Engine Model Kit

The original R-1340, as this Kit is based on, developed 425hp, which was impressive for the period and led to many new aircraft designs, as airframes were typically developed around power plants. A total production of almost 35,000 engines had been built before the piston engines gave way to the turbine engines, which are still manufactured today under the renowned and well-respected name of Pratt & Whitney. Plastic Model kit consists of more than 200 parts molded in black and gray including nine cylinders, crankcase, two magnetos, carburetor, fuel pump, starter, propeller hub, display mount and much more. Assembly required. When completed, Model Kit measures 6.25" in dia. and 5.5"l (not including the display base). For ages 14 and up.


History about Pratt & Whitney WASP
In 1925, Frederick Rentschler had a concept for a more powerful, lighter weight engine design; and, in a brilliant move, he, along with his chief engineer George Mead, contracted with the Pratt & Whitney Machine Tool company to develop it, as they were most well known as the “father” of machine tool accuracy, and for their ability to achieve true interchangeability of parts. On Christmas Eve, the first of the long line of radial engines was completed. Frederick’s wife, Faye, suggested the name ‘Wasp’, and, American aviation tool a great leap forward in the reliability and performance of aircraft engines, which would have a significant impact during WWII, and for the growth of air transportation. The original R-1340, as this kit is based on, developed 425hp, which was impressive for the period and led to many new aircraft designs, as airframes were typically developed around power plants. A total production of almost 35,000 engines had been built before the piston engines gave away to the turbine engines, which are still manufactured today under the renowned and well-respected name of Pratt & Whitney.
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Completed engine about 6 inches in diameter not including stand. Nice molding, very accurate model. One of few kits on market of scale aircraft kit at this large a scale (1:8).
Williams Bros Wasp engine kit (as built).
Williams Bros Wasp engine kit (as built).
April 19, 2018
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Pratt & Whitney Wasp
I cannot attest to three of the attributes listed just yet. That said, I am very satisfied with the overall fit and finish of the kit. It will prove a challenge to assemble but the effort expended will be well worth it.
April 16, 2018
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1 year ago
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