Engine - de Havilland Gipsy 1

de Havilland Gipsy 1
Serial No:
n/a
Period:
Pre-WWII
Ref:
1987/0265/E
Museum:
Cosford
Location:
Transport & Training
On view:
Yes

We have little information on this engine. It is one of the very early Gipsy types and dates from the late 1920s.

Gipsy engines were originally designed to operate with the cylinders uppermost. This meant that the sump could contain all the engine oil and the crankshaft rotated partially submerged in oil. Later Gipsy engines were modified to run inverted.