Righter O-45

Summary

The Righter/Kiekhaefer O-45 was an air-cooled, two-stroke aircraft engine of flat-twin configuration, used extensively for powering target drones in the late 1940s.[1]

O-45
Type Flat-twin
Manufacturer Righter Manufacturing Company
Major applications Globe KD3G

Designed by the Righter Manufacturing Company, the O-45 was also built by the Kiekhaefer Corporation and the Menasco Motors Company.[2]

VariantsEdit

O-45-1
20 horsepower (15 kW) version
O-45-3
35 horsepower (26 kW) version
O-45-35
Navy version of O-45-3

ApplicationsEdit

Specifications (O-45-1)Edit

Data from [2]

General characteristics

Components

  • Fuel type: 73 octane gasoline
  • Cooling system: Air-cooled

Performance

  • Power output:
  • (Normal): 20 hp (14.9 kW) at 3,800 rpm at sea level

See alsoEdit

Related lists

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kiekhaefer O-45-1. New England Air Museum. Accessed 2013-02-12.
  2. ^ a b Model Designations of USAF Aircraft Engines. Air Force-WPAFB-O-6. USAF Air Materiel Command, 1950. Section I., Page 1.