Location:
36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Hours:
Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone (860) 623-3305

Admission:
Adults 12 & Up $12.00
Children 4-11 $6.50
3 & Under Free
Seniors 65 & Up $11.00

New England Air Museum
Smith Aircraft Engine

 

Gift of George F. Smith

1910

Designed and built by George F. Smith of New Britain, Connecticut, this engine is the oldest surviving aircraft engine built in Connecticut. The cylinders were modified from those of a Corbin automobile, the crankshaft was taken from a Franklin automobile, while the aluminum crankcase and off-set connecting rods were Smith's own design. In the summer of 1911, Smith installed his engine in a monoplane which he also designed and built.

This engine is located in the Civilian Hangar as part of the Aviation Pioneers exhibit.

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Specifications

Type: 2-cylinder, air-cooled, horizontally-opposed piston engine
Displacement: 112 cu. in.
Weight: 102 lbs.
Power Output: 18 hp at 1,200 rpm
NEAM Id: 213

 


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