Ranger L-440

Ranger L-440

The Ranger L-440 (or 6-440C series) are six-cylinder inline inverted air-cooled aero-engines produced by the Ranger Aircraft Engine Division of the Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation of Farmingdale, New York, United States. The engine was mainly produced for Fairchild's family of training aircraft in the mid-1930's. The engine was designated the L-440 by the United States military.










STATISTICS

Manufacturer:

Ranger Aircraft Engine Division of the Fairchild Corporation

Model:

L-440

Engine Type:

Air Cooled Inverted Inline Piston Engine

Cylinders:

6

Bore:

4 1/8 in. (104.8 mm)

Stroke:

5 1/2 in. (139.7 mm)

Displacement:

441 cubic in. (7.2 L)

Length:

53.156 in. (1.351 m)

Width:

21.954 in. (0.549 m)

Height:

33.5 in. (0.854 m)

Dry Weight:

376 lbs. (170.7 kg)

COMPONENTS

Valvetrain:

Underhead Camshaft

Fuel System:

Upright Carburetor

Fuel Type:

65 octane rating gasoline

Oil System:

Full Pressure Type

Cooling System:

Air-Cooled (pressure type cylinder baffles)

PERFORMANCE

Power Output:

175 hp @ 2450 rpm (bmep = 128.3 psi)

Compression:

6:1

PRODUCTION MODELS

Variant

Thrust Rating

Airframe Application

6-440C-3

180 hp
6.2:1 compression

Fairchild PT-26

6-440C-5

200 hp
7.5:1 compression

Fairchild PT-19A Cornell


The Fairchild PT-19 was a USA Fairchild Aircraft monoplane primary trainer aircraft that served with the United States Army Air Forces, RAF and RCAF during World War II. It was a contemporary of the Kaydet biplane trainer and was used by the USAAF during Primary Flying Training as the introductory pre-solo phase trainer for introducing new pilots to flying before passing them on to the more agile Kaydet.

As with other USAAF trainers of the period, the PT-19 had multiple designations based on the power plant installed.

STATISTICS - Fairchild PT-19 Cornell

Manufacturer

Fairchild Engine and Aircraft Corporation

Powerplant

One Ranger L-440 air cooled inverted inline piston engine

Crew

Two

DIMENSIONS

Length

28 ft. 0 in.

3-view not available

Wing Span

36 ft. 0 in.

Height

10 ft. 6 in.

Empty Weight

2,022 lbs.

Loaded Weight

2,545 lbs.

Gross Weight

2,736 lbs.

PERFORMANCE

Max Speed

132 mph

Cruise Speed

106 mph

Combat Radius

430 mi.

Ferry Range

770 mi.

Service Ceiling

15,300 ft.

Max Climb Rate

 

Thrust/Weight

 

ARMAMENT

None