Help needed for ID

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  1. MSMRCK

    MSMRCK New Member

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    Hi all, I need help for identify the engine that used this air compressor:

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    The Company "Air Equipement" was created in 1934 in France (Bois-Colombes) and produced aircraft engines accessories

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    This part probabily belonged to french WWII engine maybe an Hipsano Suiza?

    Thanks for the help

    Massimo
     
  2. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    I'm not 100% sure but that might me a "pump" for providing either pressure or suction to the gyro instruments.
     
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    It is an air pump, early design, later ones had a spring loaded poppet valve in head, much the same as the ones used on the british engines in WWII. use engine oil for lube.
     
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    I donĀ“t know which a/c used this compresor but for sure it is a French product.
     
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    Capt. Vick Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure it's either a thing or a do-hicky! :confused:
     
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    Most accessories like this were used many aircraft, same as the generator.
    The british version was used on the hurricane, spitfire, lancaster and on on.
     
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