Piaggio P.XIX

The Piaggio P.XIX was an Italian aircraft engine produced by Rinaldo Piaggio S.p.A. during World War II and used to power aircraft of the Regia Aeronautica.

Piaggio P.XIX
Type Air cooled radial
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Piaggio
First run 1940
Major applications Reggiane Re.2002
Developed from Piaggio P.XI

Development

The engine was part of a line of 14-cylinder radial engines developed from Piaggio based on the Gnome-Rhône Mistral Major, itself based on the Bristol Jupiter.[1] It was derived from the earlier P.XI but with a higher compression ratio.

Variants

P.XIX R.C.45 Turbine
Geared, rated altitude 4,500 m (14,800 ft)
P.XIX R.C.50
Geared

Applications

The engine was also fitted experimentally to single versions of the IMAM Ro.57 and Savoia-Marchetti SM.82 (serial number MM.60591).[2]

Specifications (R.C. 45 Turbine)

Data from

General characteristics

  • Type: 14-cylinder, two row, air cooled radial engine
  • Bore: 146 mm (5 34 in)
  • Stroke: 165 mm (6 12 in)
  • Displacement: 38.6 l (2,356 in3)
  • Diameter: 1,274 mm (50 14 in)

Components

Performance

  • Power output:

See also

Comparable engines

Related lists

References

  1. Gunston, Bill (1986). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. London: Guild Publishing. p. 125.
  2. Lopez, Aymeric (2016). "Savoia Marchetti S.82 "Marsupiale"". Italie 1939-1945 (in French). Retrieved 28 August 2018.
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