Manfred Weiss WM K-14B Performance

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  1. tanze

    tanze New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm trying to find the power curve or at least some performance data of the WM-K14B engine that equipped the hungarian Heja II aircraft (the version derived from the Reggiane RE2000).

    The only info that I have found is max power of 1085 HP but don't know at which altitude.

    Do you have any info ?

    Thanks,

    Paolo
     
  2. camman

    camman New Member

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    Well, according to Wikipedia, the Manfred Weiss WM K.14 was simply a licensed copy of the Gnome-Rhone 14K Mistral Major, so that would be a good place to look if you want more information. There is another thread right here: On big radials This thread has a power curve for the 14Kdrs, which peaked at 1115 HP, which is close to what you're looking for.
     
  3. tanze

    tanze New Member

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    Thanks Camman for the hint.

    From what I've seen and checking with italian sources I would go for:
    - WMK-14: Gnome-Rhone 14N1
    - WMK-14B: Gnome-Rhone 14N48/49

    The reason is the rated altitude that according to sources should be around 4000 m and for those engines is about 3700m.

    Let's see if in the future sources from hungarian side could add more details
     
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