ABC Scorpion

The ABC Scorpion is a 30 hp (22 kW) two-cylinder aero engine designed by British engineer Granville Bradshaw for use in light aircraft. The engine was built by ABC Motors Limited and first ran in 1921.[1]

Scorpion II installed in an ANEC II at the Shuttleworth Collection
Type Flat-twin aero engine
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer ABC Motors
Designed by Granville Bradshaw
First run 1921


Scorpion I
1923, 30 hp (22 kW)
Scorpion II
1924, 34 hp (25 kW), increased bore and stroke.



The only ANEC II (G-EBJO) flies regularly at the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden and is powered by a Scorpion II.

Specifications (Scorpion I)

Data from Lumsden[2]

General characteristics



See also

Comparable engines

Related lists



  1. Gunston 1989, p.9.
  2. Lumsden 2003, p.54.


  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9
  • Guttery, T.E. The Shuttleworth Collection. London: Wm. Carling, 1969. OCLC 19614929
  • Lumsden, Alec. British Piston Engines and their Aircraft. Marlborough, Wiltshire: Airlife Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-85310-294-6.
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