Alfa Romeo 110

The Alfa Romeo 110 was an Italian four cylinder air-cooled inverted inline engine for aircraft use, mainly for trainers and light aircraft. The Alfa Romeo 110 was based on the de Havilland Gipsy Major, with approximately 500 units produced. Derivatives of the 110 include the -1, ter and Alfa Romeo 111[1] (possibly a mis identification of the 110-1).

Alfa Romeo 110
Type Piston aircraft engine
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
First run 1930s
Number built ~500

Variants

Alfa 110-1
(110-1): 96.94 kW (130 hp) at 2,350 rpm
Alfa 110ter
108.13 kW (145 hp) at 2,350 rpm
Alfa 111
115.58 kW (155 hp)[1]

Applications

Specifications (110-1)

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1938[2] Italian Civil and Military aircraft 1930–1945[1] Aircraft Engines of the World 1945[3]

General characteristics

  • Type: four-cylinder inverted air-cooled inline engine
  • Bore: 118 mm (4.65 in)
  • Stroke: 140 mm (5.51 in)
  • Displacement: 6.125 l (373.77 cu in)
  • Length: 1,642 mm (64.65 in)
  • Width: 498 mm (19.61 in)
  • Height: 825 mm (32.48 in)
  • Dry weight: 136 kg (299.83 lb)
  • Frontal Area: 6.1 sq ft (0.6 m2)

Components

  • Valvetrain: Two valves per cylinder, operated by push-rods and rocker arms
  • Turbocharger: 275.8–310.3 kPa (40–45 psi), dry sump with one pressure and three scavenge pumps
  • Oil grade (viscosity): 20.5 cSt (100 S.U. secs)
    • Oil consumption: 0.01095 kg/(kW h) (0.018 lb/(hp h))
  • Cooling system: Air-cooled
  • Starter: Eclipse inertia starter
  • Ignition: 2x Marelli SA-4 magnetoes,2x 14 mm (0.55 in) short reach spark plugs per cylinder.

Performance

  • Power output:
  • Maximum power (110-1): 96.94 kW (130 hp) at 2,350 rpm
    • Maximum power (110ter): 108.13 kW (145 hp) at 2,350 rpm
      • Maximum power (111): 115.58 kW (155 hp) at 2,100 rpm
        • Normal (110-1): 89.48 kW (120 hp) at 2,100 rpm
          • Normal (110ter): 96.94 kW (130 hp) at 2,100 rpm
            • Cruising (110-1): 67.11 kW (90 hp) at 1,500 rpm

See also

Comparable engines

Related lists

Notes

  1. Thompson, Jonathan W. (1963). Italian Civil and Military aircraft 1930–1945. USA: Aero Publishers Inc. p. 295. ISBN 0-8168-6500-0. LCCN 63-17621.
  2. Bridgman, Leonard (ed.) (1938). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1938. London: Sampson Low and Marston Co. Ltd. pp. 67d–68d.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. Wilkinson, Paul H. (1945). Aircraft engines of the World 1945 (2nd ed.). New York: Paul H. Wilkinson. pp. 282–283.

References

  • Bridgman, Leonard (ed.) (1938). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1938. London: Sampson Low and Marston Co. Ltd. pp. 67d–68d.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Gunston, Bill (1986). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens. p. 9.
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