The power behind WWI's most notable aircraft.
The 110 hp, nine-cylinder Le Rhône 9J was one of the most versatile power plants of the First World War. The 9J used only a single push-pull rod to control its two overhead valves. Telescoping copper induction pipes were another signature feature. Used in aircraft like the Sopwith Camel, the Bristol M.1 and the Vickers E.S.1, the Le Rhône 9J was cloned in Germany by Motorenfabrik Oberursel, who renamed it the Oberursel UR.II. Many airworthy examples can still be found at aircraft museums all over the world.
This limited edition kit features a commemorative name plate which includes the engine's production cycle and country of origin.
A bonus display stand makes it easy to show off this museum-quality replica after completion.
Did you know?
- Other countries which produced clones of the Le Rhône 9J included the United Kingdom, Austria, Russia and Sweden.
- Approximately 950 "official" Le Rhône 9Js were produced from 1916-1918.
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Stock Number: HSGS1994
Mfg. Number: 51994
Skill Level 3
Length: 4.6 in (117 mm)
Width: 5.03 in (128 mm)