Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp Radial Engine.Study scaled 1/48 By: Giannis Mitzas

Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Engine study scaled


The Double Wasp, an 18-cylinder, 2,800 cubic centimeter radial engine

Technical Specifications: 2.804 Cubic Centimeters

• Speed Per Minute: 2.250-2.800

• Weight: 2,360 pounds

• First Execution: 1937

• First Flight: 1939

• Year of Production: 1939-1960 Engines Made in: 125,334 Pieces

The engine appeared and evolved during the B "FP. It is the longest engine and the most worn, both in fighter and bomber.

  During the war years, Pratt & Whitney continued to develop new ideas for upgrading the engine, including water injection for take-off on cargo planes, passengers and emergency power supplies in combat.

Such as takeoff from Aircraft Carriers.

Turpo mounted and what improved propellers. The engine at the end of the war was the fastest in the fighter jet until the first Jet appeared. It exceeded 400 mph (640 km / h) from the F4u-4 Corsair in 1944

Some of the aircraft wearing the P&W 2800

1) Grumman F6F Hellcat

  2) Vought F4U Corsair

  3) P-47 Thunderbolt

4) Northrop P-61 Black Widow

  5) Douglas A -26 Invader

  6) Martin B-26 Marauder

Source of information:

We will not deal further with engine-related technical issues. We will get closer to modernism, construction and the right colors, to the damage. A scale engine. The basic instructions, however, are the same on all 1/72 scales. 1/48. 1/32 etc. As with all Pratt & Whitney asteroids

• Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp

• Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior

• Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp

• Pratt & Whitney R-1535 Twin Wasp Junior

• Pratt & Whitney R-2000 Twin Wasp

• Pratt & Whitney R-2180-E Twin Wasp E

• Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp

Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major

I took as an example for the presentation the AIRES Detail set 1/48: 4265 which is complete and in very good detail.

There is a great selection of options available today, across all scales and from many companies in the field. As well as a big improvement in performance on which realistic engines (In the new kits). It is so good that there is no need to buy an improver set. Just to add a little bit of wire, for the buzzards and paint it properly.

Colors) The base of the engine is painted with a Medium Gray. It is a fireproof protection against oxidation and rust,

The cylinders of the engine are aluminum with impellers, all the height of which are cooled. A Matt Aluminum is the ideal color of choice.

  The shells are found in black protective color and the buzzards. Which are two on each cylinder head, we find them in one color. Medium Brown or some Brass Metalizer. The reason is, the cordless wires for insulation. Of high voltage. Transmit to the spark plug a high voltage current between 30,000 and 50,000 Volts produced by the multiplier. These cables are coated, from a braided brass.

The engine designs are designed by MAREK VRZÁK


Suggested colors

Medium gray.
Matt aluminum.
Brass metalizer.
Semi glossy black.

Recommended colors for AK-Interactine wear and tear. Hobby Color.Oil Color.

Engine Wash AK-2033
Kerosene AK-2039
Engine Oil AK-2019
Exhaust AK-2040
H-342 Oil
H-343 Soot
Oil Lamp Black
Ivory Black Oil
Raw Oil Umber
Oil Sepia Extra

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   By: Giannis Mitzas