Clerget 14 F2

On 16 December 1937, a Potez 25 aircraft fitted with the 14F01 version of this engine broke the world altitude record for diesel engines by climbing to 7,665 m in 37 minutes. The diesel engine is advantageous for aviation for two reasons: from the point of view of safety because its fuel doesn’t ignite easily, and from the economical point of view because of its low fuel consumption.

Country: France

Year: 1934

Capacity: 34,500 cc

Fuel type: diesel

Cooling system: air

Power: 500 HP

Weight: 585 kg

Bourget Museum (ParisFrance)

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