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|
Genet I producing 65 hp.
The Genet II produced 80 hp due to an increased compression ratio of 5.25:1.
Also 80 hp and with minor differences to the Mark I.
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.
Data from Lumsden.
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