|Type:||6-cylinder, inline, liquid-cooled, piston|
|Displacement:||691 cu. in.|
|Power Output:||120 hp @ 1,350 rpm|
This engine is a six-cylinder, inline, liquid-cooled engine which produced 120 hp at 1,350 rpm and was manufactured by the Union Gas engine Company of Oakland, CA. It was adopted by the U.S. Navy to power its “D” class airships. This particular engine was one of two that powered the Navy's D-6 (S/N A5972) which was built by Goodyear in 1920. D-6 was 198 feet long and had a top speed of 56 mph. It was unfortunately destroyed by fire in 1921.
Please contact Nick Hurley, Museum Curator, by phone at 860-623-3305 X318, or by email if you have any information or comments on the Union Aero.