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Renault 80 hp engine, c 1916.

Renault 80 hp engine, c 1916.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


This French-designed engine was produced in large numbers and used in the First World War to power numerous types of aeroplane. The 8 cylinder V arrangement were positioned at 90 degrees to each other and ran at 1800 rpm in two rows of four.

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