Pratt and Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major


Pratt and Whitney
R-4360 Wasp Major

A four-row, 28 cylinder radial with the cylinders in a spiral arrangement, providing 3,000 horsepower initially, and up to 4,300 horsepower in later models.

The exhaust was so powerful that the exhaust pipe was tuned and provided additional thrust equal to between two and three hundred horsepower.

Displacement: 4,360 cubic inches Revolutions per minute: 3,99-4,300 Weight: 3,482-3,870 pounds

Used in: B-36 XB-44 Super Fortress, C-97 / Boeing 377 Stratocruiser

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