The V1710 engine was the first product of an extensive Army program to develop a highpower, liquidcooled engine. Derived from a model designed in 1930 for airship use, the V1710 was first used by the Air Corps in 1932. Feb 17, 2015 In this thread I will be posting my results for the Allison V1710 engine tests.
As such, it will be progressively filled in as I put the data into a presentable form Note: Many Unlimited Hydroplane Allison's originated from a batch of 750 V1710 G6LR engines intended for the North American P82EF.
These engines were surplused in the 1950's by the Air Force. The standard engine for the P51D Mustang was the liquidcooled, l2cylinder, Packardbuilt, RollsRoyce Merlin V or 7 developing 1, 400 hp at takeoff. The original Mustangs were fitted with lowaltitude rated Allison V1710 engines, but as the possibilities of the Mustang as a highaltitude fighter was realized, it was decided to fit the aircraft with a Merlin engine.
It 1s powered by an Alison V1710 F5R engine fitted with a 3 blade Curtiss electric oonstaJIt. speed propeller. There is provision for two 0. 5 Inch Browning guns in the f'ueelagej am one 0. 5 inch and two 0. 30 inch Browning guns in each wing. The wastegate can be either controlled manually (frequently seen in aircraft) or by an actuator (in automotive applications, it is often controlled by the engine control unit).
as did the twin Allison V1710engined Lockheed P38 Lightning American heavy fighter during the war years. Jul 31, 1999 Has anyone a clue as to why the Allison V1710 series engine in growth never reached the same potential as the Merlin. Prior to WW 2 the Allison V1710 The FHCAMs plane was restored using parts from four wrecks discovered in northwestern regions of the former Soviet Union. Il2 serial number makes up a large percentage of the aircraft.