A Small Museum in My Neighborhood

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  1. Shinpachi

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    #1 Shinpachi, Dec 2, 2010
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    Sorry but I have been forgetting to introduce a local museum in my neighborhood - Osaka Traffic Science Museum(*official English name: Modern Transportation Museum).

    Here comes 'Walter HWK509A-2r rocket engine for Me163B circa 1943' first.
    This is not replica but real one which was gifted by the USAF in 1970 when EXPO'70 was held in Osaka, together with a XLR-11-RM-5 rocket engine for Bell X-1.

    Please enjoy!

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    #2 Shinpachi, Dec 2, 2010
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    XLR-11-RM-5.

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  3. Shinpachi

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    Wright Cyclone R-3350

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    Pretty neat. Love the Wright. Those things were monsters.
     
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    A few more pics of the Wright for you, timshatz.
    Thanks!

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    Good stuff Shinpachi!
     
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    Jeepers, those things are built like trucks.

    Nice shots Shin.
     
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    Very nice Shinpachi!!:thumbright: It is interesting to see the Me-163 rocket engine. I had not seen one before.:cool:
     
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    #9 Shinpachi, Dec 2, 2010
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    Thanks Gnomey, timshatz and Aaron for your kind attention:)

    Since this museum was originally built for the railroad fans, there are not so many aviation items but selected well enough to enjoy.

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    #11 Shinpachi, Dec 3, 2010
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    Thank you, vB!

    This is Nakajima's Homare(Ha-45) aircraft engine though terribly damaged.
    3rd photo is a montage with my 3d CG work to show this engine's original appearances.

    Sorry if you should be complicated.
    This is an attempt...

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    Shin, what airframe was the HA-45 mated to? What was the horsepower output?

    It looks a bit like a Wright Cyclone.
     
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    #13 Shinpachi, Dec 3, 2010
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    Thanks for your good question, timshatz.

    Ha-45 was mounted on the army Type 4 fighter(Ki-84 Hayate for the allied code name Frank), the navy N1K2J Shindenkai as 'Homare' for code name George and some other navy bombers.

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    Type: Air-cooled double-row radial engine
    Number of cylinder: 18
    Output: 2000hp

    Weight: 850kg
    Production year: 1942-45
    Manufacturer: Nakajima Aircraft Co., Ltd.

    Gifted by Fuji Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
    (Old Nakajima Aircraft Co., Ltd.)

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    Type 4 fighter 'Hayate(Frank)'
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    #14 Shinpachi, Dec 5, 2010
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    This "Le Rhone type C" engine
    was manufactured by Tokyo Gas Electric Industry Co., Ltd in 1922 under the license of French 'Le Rhone' with 9 cylinders/80hp to be mounted on the army Type Koh(A) model 3 fighter which was also a licensed product of "Nieuport 24C1" by Nakajima Aircraft Co., Ltd.

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    Continental type O-470-11 horizontally opposed, air-cooled aircraft engine with 6 cylinders and 213hp manufactured by Fuji Automobile Co., Ltd. under the license of Continental Motors in 1958.

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    Hispano-Suiza 8F water-cooled V8 engine with 300hp manufactured by Mitsubishi Engine Manufacturing Co., Ltd. under the license of Hispano-Suiza France in 1921. Mounted on C1M(Type 10 reconnaissance plane) and many other military and civilian planes.

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    Maybach type HSLu airship water-cooled line engine manufactured in Germany circa 1915.
    6 cylinders 240hp.
    Mounted on N-3 airship in Japan.

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    Alison J35 axial flow turbo jet engine originally developed by GE and manufactured by Alison in 1950.

    Max thrust: 2,540kgs
    Max RPM: 7,800rpm
    Diameter: 940mm
    Length: 3,710mm
    Weight: 1,946kgs

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    Wow...good stuff their Shinpachi. I really enjoyed this look at your neighborhood museum. I love looking at old engines, beautiful works of engineering art...
     
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    Thank you Nakajima-san!:)
    I am glad to have your favorable comment as I know these engines are not necessarily popular today.
     
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