Centaurus was the ultimate piston engine developed by Bristol
for use in World War II and the immediate post-war period.
First run in 1938 and type tested in 1939 at 2,000 hp, the
importance of this engine wasn't recognized until 1943.
|18-cylinder, air-cooled, twin-row, radial
|Displacement: 3,270 cubic inches|
|Bore x stroke: 5.75 x 7 inches (53.6 liters)|