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Gipsy Queen
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Manufacturer

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First run

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Major applications

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Number built

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Developed from

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The de Havilland Gipsy Queen is a British six-cylinder aero engine of Script error: No such module "convert". capacity that was developed in 1936 by the de Havilland Engine Company. It was developed from the de Havilland Gipsy Six for military aircraft use.[1] Produced between 1936 and 1950 Gipsy Queen engines still power vintage de Havilland aircraft types today.

Variants

Note:[2]

Gipsy Queen I
(1936) Script error: No such module "convert"., military version of Gipsy Six II. Splined crankshaft, but intended for fix-pitch airscrews fitted with an adapter. No fittings for a VP airscrew fitted. Very limited production.
Gipsy Queen II
(1936) Script error: No such module "convert"., military version of the Gipsy Six Series II. Strengthened crankcase. Splined crankshaft for V/P airscrew.
Gipsy Queen III
(1940) Script error: No such module "convert"., military version of Gipsy Six, strengthened crankcase, tapered crankshaft for fixed-pitch;-1,358 built. Most of these engines were fitted with a very basic top-cover, as per the early Gipsy-Six, with no accessory drives at the rear of the top-cover whatsoever.
Gipsy Queen IV
(1941) Supercharged version, originally designated Gipsy Queen IIIS, designated Gipsy Queen 50 in June 1944. Only a handful were made. This engine was widely advertised at the time, however, it never entered production, as it was superseded by the completely re-engineered Queen 30.
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de Havilland Gipsy Queen 30 on display at the Fleet Air Arm Museum
Gipsy Queen 30; All-new engine from this point. (120 mm x 150 mm = 10.18 L)[3]
(1946) Script error: No such module "convert"., 1,762 built.
Gipsy Queen 30-2
(1946) Script error: No such module "convert"..
Gipsy Queen 30-3
(1946) Script error: No such module "convert"..
Gipsy Queen 30-4
(1946) Script error: No such module "convert"..
Gipsy Queen 32
(1946) Script error: No such module "convert"..
Gipsy Queen 33
As Gipsy Queen 30 for pusher installation.
Gipsy Queen 34
As Gipsy Queen 30.
Gipsy Queen 50
(1944) Script error: No such module "convert"., Single-speed, single stage supercharger. 14 built.
Gipsy Queen 51
Script error: No such module "convert"., as Gipsy Queen 50.
Gipsy Queen 70-1
(1946) Renamed Gipsy Six S.G, 1,889 built. Supercharged with reduction-drive.
Gipsy Queen 70-2
Script error: No such module "convert".3. Supercharged with reduction-drive.
Gipsy Queen 70-3
Script error: No such module "convert".. Supercharged with reduction-drive.
Gipsy Queen 70-4
Script error: No such module "convert".. Supercharged with reduction-drive.
Gipsy Queen 71
(1950) Script error: No such module "convert".. Supercharged with reduction-drive.

Applications

Survivors

Of the 11 Gipsy Queen-powered de Havilland Doves on the British register, only two remain airworthy as of April 2011.[4]

Engines on display

Preserved de Havilland Gipsy Queen engines are on public display at the following museums:

Specifications (Gipsy Queen I)

Data from Lumsden [5]

General characteristics

  • Type: 6-cylinder inverted inline piston engine
  • Bore: 4.646 in (118 mm)
  • Stroke: 5.512 in (140 mm)
  • Displacement: 560.6 cu in (9.186 L)
  • Length: 63.5 in (1,587 mm)
  • Width: 20.5 in (513 mm)
  • Height: 33.5 in (838 mm)
  • Dry weight: 486 lbs (220 kg)

Components

  • Valvetrain: Overhead valve
  • Fuel type: 87 octane petrol
  • Oil system: Dry sump
  • Cooling system: Air-cooled

Performance

See also

Related development

Comparable engines
Related lists

References

Notes

  1. ^ Janes 1989, p. 275.
  2. ^ List from Lumsden 2003, pp. 145-146
  3. ^ Gunston 1999, pp. 139
  4. ^ CAA G-INFO DH.104 www.caa.co.uk. Retrieved: 21 April 2011
  5. ^ Lumsden 2003, p.145.

Bibliography

  • Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II. London. Studio Editions Ltd, 1989. ISBN 0-517-67964-7
  • Lumsden, Alec. British Piston Engines and their Aircraft. Marlborough, Wiltshire: Airlife Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-85310-294-6.
  • Gunston, Bill. Development of Piston Aero Engines. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1999. ISBN 978-1-85260-619-0.
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