Polish Aviation Museum

31-864 Kraków,
al. Jana Pawła II 39
phone: (12) 640 99 60,
(12) 642 40 70
e-mail: info@muzeumlotnictwa.pl

a cultural institution of the Malopolska Region

Małopolska – Kraków Region


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Kraków Airport

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Aircraft engine: PZL Pegasus VIII

PZL Pegasus VIII
Great Britain / Poland
radial engine
1936



Configuration9-cylinder radial
Coolingair-cooled
Displacement28.7 l (1,708 cu. in)
Compression ratio6.0
Propeller reduction gear ratio0.655
Weight470 kg (1,036 lb)
Maximum power705 hp at 2,600 RPM
Climb power665 hp at 2,250 RPM

An improved variant of the licence-built Pegasus engine.

Built by the No.1 Engine Factory in Warsaw–Okęcie on the licence of Bristol Aeroplane Company. It replaced in production the unsuccessful Pegaz II engine. During 1936–1937 over 350 Pegaz VIII engines were built. The Pegaz VIII was replaced in production by the Pegaz XX, intended for the PZL.37 Łoś (Moose) and PZL.46 Sum (Catfish) aircraft. The Pegaz VIII powered the PZL.23B Karaś (Crucian), PZL.30 and PZL.42 aircraft.

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