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: Lorraine Sterna Typ 72 C

Lorraine Sterna Typ 72 C
France
inline engine



Configuration12-cylinder V
Coolingwater-cooled
Displacement30.6 l (1,867.5 cu in)
Compression ratio7,0
Weight510 kg (1,124.4 lb)
Power output at takeoff1,200 hp at 2,800 RPM

Since 1926–1928 the Lorraine works of Argenteuil (Société Nationale de Construction de Moteurs since 1930) have constructed a family of inline engines, each comprising two or three cast blocks of cylinders, a supercharger, two camshafts per cylinder block and reduction gear. Subsequent types were named after birds. The Sterna (a genus of terns) of 1936 was an development of earlier Petrel V-engine. The engine was used in a Dutch experimental fighter designated the Koolhoven F.K.55.

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