Armstrong Siddeley Genet
The Armstrong Siddeley Genet was a five-cylinder, air-cooled, radial engine for aircraft use built in the UK, first run in 1926. It developed 80 hp at 2,200 rpm in its final form and was a popular light aircraft powerplant. Following the company tradition with a slight deviation the engine was named after the Genet, a catlike animal of the same order but different family.
|Preserved Armstrong Siddeley Genet at the Shuttleworth Collection|
|National origin||United Kingdom|
|Developed into||Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major|
Variants and applications
Genet I producing 65 hp.
Also 80 hp and with minor differences to the Mark I.
Engines on display
A preserved Genet is on display at the Australian National Aviation Museum, Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia
There is a restored Genet at the New England Air Museum, Bradley Int'l Airport, Windsor Locks, CT.
A Genet is on display at the Aviation Heritage Museum (Western Australia).
Specifications (Genet I)
- Type: 5-cylinder single-row radial
- Bore: 4 in (101.6 mm)
- Stroke: 4 in (101.6 mm)
- Displacement: 251.43 cu in (4.1 L)
- Length: 28.5 in (724 mm)
- Diameter: 34 in (863.6 mm)
- Dry weight: 168 lb (76 kg)
- Valvetrain: Overhead poppet valves
- Cooling system: Air-cooled
- Reduction gear: Direct drive, Left hand tractor
- Sanderson, Living Mammals of The World, NY, c.1967
- Lumsden 2003, p.69.
- Lumsden 2003, p.68
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Armstrong Siddeley Genet.|
- Armstrong Siddeley Genet at the Australian National Aviation Museum
- "Armstrong Siddeley Genet". Flight. No. 26 August 1926. pp. 531–2.