Friday, March 15, 2013

Flying Diesel

The Fiat A12 petrol (gasoline) engines was converted to a diesel running engine, the AN.1. It had six cylinders of 5.51 x 7.09 in (140 X 180 mm), with a displacement of 1,015 cu in (16,627 cc), producing 180 hp at 1,600 rpm.

A converted Ansaldo A.300 (also designated Fiat AN.1) fitted with this engine made the first recorded flight of a diesel-engined plane in Italy when it flew from Turin to Rome in June 1930.


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