Aeroplane Monthly 1983-01
B.Gunston - The classic aero engines (5)
A North American T-6 racer with its Wasp turning out the decibels so characteristic of the Harvard breed.
FRANK B. MORMILLO'S plate depicts the Planes of Fame Museum's Boeing P-12/F4B-3, flown by Steve Hinton during May last year. Boeing F4Bs were powered by the Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340.
THE NEW "WINNIE MAE": Wiley Post's Lockheed "Vega," Winnie Mae, as modified for his trans-continental stratosphere flight. The undercarriage is dropped immediately on taking off, and landing is accomplished on a skid on the bottom of the fuselage. Post's first attempt at this flight failed.
The ultimate Winnie Mae, supercharged for substratosphere flights, 1935
Wiley Post's Wasp-powered Lockheed Vega, NR105W, Winnie Mae, in which he and Harold Gatty flew round the world in just over eight days.
A Lockheed Orion with its Wasp uncowled and propless.
Wasp-powered Lockheed Altair, low and fast, with retracted undercarriage.
The three 450 h.p. Pratt & Whitney Wasps turning on a Scenic Airlines Ford Tri-motor N76GC at McCarron Field near Las Vegas.
Fokker F.XVIIIs were powered by three 420 h.p. Pratt & Whitney Wasp C engines. Illustrated here is the KLM aircraft PH-AIP Pelikaan, which was later sold in France.