|Wright T-3 on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force|
|Type||V-12 aircraft piston engine|
|National origin||United States|
The T-3 was the third in the line of 'T' (Tornado) series engines developed by Wright Aeronautical on the lines of the Wright-Hisso engines produced during the First World War using monobloc cylinder blocks and gear driven overhead camshafts. The T-1 of 1921 had a power output of 500 hp (373 kW), and went into production as the T-2 in 1922 with an increase in power to 525 hp (391 kW). The T-3 and T-3A appeared from 1923 producing 575 hp (429 kW) with the final development, the T-4, producing 675 hp (503 kW) by December of that year. Wright attempted to build a racing version of the T rated at 700 hp (522 kW) to rival the Curtiss D-12, but this was not pursued.
Data from Gunston.
- Type: V-12 aircraft piston engine
- Bore: 5.75 in. (146mm)
- Stroke: 6.25 in. (158.8mm)
- Displacement: 1,947.54 cu in (31.9 L)
- Dry weight: 1,000 lb (453.6 kg)
- Cooling system: Water-cooled
- Power output: 575 hp (429 kW)
- Power-to-weight ratio: 0.575 hp/lb (0.95 kW/kg)
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- USAF Museum - Wright T-3 factsheet Retrieved: 17 July 2017.
- Gunston 1989, p. 179.
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