Ranger L-440

Summary

The Ranger L-440 (company designation 6-440C) are six-cylinder inline inverted air-cooled aero-engines produced by the Ranger Aircraft Engine Division of the Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation of Farmingdale, New York, United States. The engine was mainly produced for Fairchild's family of training aircraft in the mid-1930s.

L-440
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A Ranger 6-440C-5 on display at the Air Zoo museum, Portage, Michigan
Type Piston aero-engine
Manufacturer Ranger Aircraft Engine Division
Major applications Fairchild PT-19/PT-26
Grumman Widgeon

VariantsEdit

6-440C-2
175hp variant with a 6:1 compression ratio.[1]
6-440C-3
180hp variant with a 6.2:1 compression ratio.[1]
6-440C-4
190hp variant with a 6.8:1 compression ratio.[1]
6-440C-5
200hp variant with a 7.5:1 compression ratio.[1]

ApplicationsEdit

Specifications (6-440C-2)Edit

 
A 6-440C cutaway
 
L-440 on display at Museum of Aviation, Robins AFB

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Type: Six-cylinder inline inverted air-cooled
  • Bore: 4 18 in (104.8 mm)
  • Stroke: 5 12 in (139.7 mm)
  • Displacement: 441 in³ (7.2 litres)
  • Length: 53.156 in (1.351 m)
  • Width: 21.954 in (0.549 m)
  • Height: 33.50 in (0.854 m)
  • Dry weight: 376 lb (170.7 kg)

Components

Performance

See alsoEdit

Comparable engines

Related lists

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e Bridgman 1988
Bibliography
  • Bridgman, Leonard (1988). Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II. New York: Crescent Books. ISBN 0-517-67964-7.