The term aircraft engine, for the purposes of this article, refers to reciprocating and rotary internal combustion engines used in aircraft. Jet engines and turboprops are the other common aviation powerplants; while operation differs substantially, the basics here apply to all types. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aircraft engine"
The Clerget was an early aircraft engine. Manufactured in both Great Britain and France, it was used on such aircraft as the Sopwith Camel. ...more on Wikipedia about "Clerget"
Contra-rotating propellers, also referred to as coaxial contrarotating propellers, are a complex way of applying the maximum power of a single piston or turboprop aircraft engine. Contra-rotating propellers are common in some marine transmission systems, in particular for medium to large size planing leisure crafts. Two propellers are arranged one behind the other, and power is transferred from the engine via a planetary gear transmission. The configuration can also be used in helicopter designs, where similar issues and principles of torque apply. ...more on Wikipedia about "Contra-rotating propellers"
The critical engine of a multi-engine airplane is that engine which, if any engine were to become inoperative, produces the least desirable effects. ...more on Wikipedia about "Critical engine"
A hush kit is a device for reducing noise from an engine; most commonly the term refers to devices which reduce noise emissions from low-bypass turbofan engines, as fitted to older commercial aircraft (see below for examples). ...more on Wikipedia about "Hush kit"
The Klimov OKB under the direction of Vladimir Yakovlevich Klimov (Владимир Яковлевич Климов) (1892-1962) designed engines for Soviet aircraft. The OKB was formed in the early 1930s to produce and improve upon the liquid-cooled Hispano-Suiza 12Y V-12 piston engine for which USSR acquired a license. After World War II, Klimov OKB was tasked with producing and improving upon the British Rolls-Royce Derwent and Rolls-Royce Nene turbojets. ...more on Wikipedia about "Klimov"
List of aircraft engines: ...more on Wikipedia about "List of aircraft engines"
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The Lycoming IO-320 is a four cylinder, air cooled horizontally opposed aircraft engine manufactured by Lycoming. It has a 320 cubic inch displacement. Versions are fuel injected and turbocharged and it has an outstanding reputation for reliability. It is used in many light aircraft, especially small touring aircraft and trainers. It generally produces 150-160 horsepower, depending upon the model. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lycoming IO-320"
Ogawa Seiki is the name of a Japanese model aircraft engine company. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ogawa Seiki"
A propfan is a modified turbofan engine, with the fan placed outside of the engine nacelle on the same axis as the compressor blades. Propfans are also known as ultra-high by-pass (UHB) engines. The design is intended to offer the speed and performance of a turbofan, with the fuel economy of a turboprop. ...more on Wikipedia about "Propfan"
A pulse detonation engine, or PDE, is a type of propulsion system that is designed primarily to be used in high-speed, high-altitude regimes. To date no practical PDE engine has been put into production, but several testbed engines have been built that have proven the basic concept. In theory the design can produce an engine with the efficiency far surpassing gas turbine with almost no moving parts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pulse detonation engine"
A pulse jet engine (or pulsejet) is a very simple form of internal combustion engine wherein the combustion occurs in pulses and the propulsive effort is a reaction to the rearward flow of hot gases. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pulse jet engine"
A scramjet (supersonic combustion ramjet) is a variation of a ramjet where the flow of the air and combustion of the fuel air mixture through the engine is done at supersonic speeds. This allows the scramjet to achieve greater speeds than a conventional ramjet which slows the incoming air to subsonic speeds before entering the combustion chamber. Projections for the top speed of a scramjet engine (without additional oxidiser input) vary between Mach 12 and Mach 24 (orbital velocity). By way of contrast, the fastest conventional air-breathing, manned vehicles, such as the U.S. Air Force SR-71, achieve slightly more than Mach 3.2. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scramjet"
A Turboprop (Turbo-propeller) or turboshaft engine is a type of gas turbine engine. It differs from a Turbojet in that the design is optimized to produce rotating shaft power to drive a propeller, instead of thrust from the exhaust gas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Turboprop"
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A turborocket is a type of aircraft engine combining elements of a jet engine and a rocket. ...more on Wikipedia about "Turborocket"
Turboshaft engines and jet engines use a gas turbine to produce power. While jet engines use mostly the produced thrust as power, turboshaft engines use the thrust to drive a shaft that provides the power. ...more on Wikipedia about "Turboshaft"
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