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Le Rhone

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Le Rhone 9J. 80hp engine. Exhibit at the Shuttleworth Collection.

The Le Rhône was a popular rotary aircraft engine produced in France by Société des Moteurs Le Rhône around 1916. It powered a number of military aircraft of the First World War.

Although not powerful, the largest gave 130 hp, they were dependable rotary engines.

The Le Rhone 9 was a development from the Le Rhone 7, a seven cylinder design.


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