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Encyclopedia > Curtiss OXX

The Curtiss OXX was an early, water-cooled V-8 aero engine derived from the Curtiss OX. The Curtiss-Wright Corporation was once a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States, but has since become a component manufacturer, specializing in actuators, controls, valves, and metal treatment. ...


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Specifications (OXX-6)

General characteristics

  • Type: 8-cylinder water-cooled Vee aircraft piston engine
  • Bore: 4.5 in (114 mm)
  • Stroke: 5 in (127 mm)
  • Displacement: 568 in³ (9.3 L)
  • Dry weight: 401 lb (182 kg)


  • Cooling system: Water-cooled


In engineering, specific power (sometimes also power per unit mass or power density) refers to the amount of power delivered by an energy source, divided by some measure of the sources size or mass. ... Bold text The compression ratio is a single number that can be used to predict the performance of any engine (such as an internal-combustion engine or a Stirling Engine). ... Power-to-weight ratio is a measure commonly used when comparing various vehicles (or engines), including automobiles, motorcycles and aircraft. ...


  • Molson, K. M. (1972) "The Curtiss OX-5 Engine." Journal of the American Aviation Historical Society.
  • US Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Type Certificate Data Sheet Curtiss OXX-6 (Group 2 - Domestic engines approved prior to 7/15/29)



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