Hispano-Suiza V-8, Model A
Designed by Marc Birgikt, the Hispano-Suiza V-8 was intended as a lightweight and powerful replacement for rotary engines which, due to their torque, were physically and mentally demanding to controls. The “Hisso”, as it was popularly known, was the first mass-produced engine to have solid aluminum cylinder blocks into which steel sleeves were threaded to form the cylinder housing. The 150 hp Model A powered the French SPAD VII fighter, the Dayton-Wright SJ-1 trainer and two Curtiss “Jenny” trainers (the JN-4H and JN-6H.) Known as a dependable, durable powerplant, the Hispano-Suiza V-8 design became one of the most successful engines to be used in World War I.
Open to the public:
Tuesday - Saturday
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Memorial Day Holiday Hours:
THE WINGS CAFE WILL BE CLOSED: Friday 5/25 through Monday 5/28.
Wings of Eagles Discovery Center will be following normal hours and be open Friday 5/25 and Saturday 5/26 but will be closed on Monday 5/28.
339 Daniel Zenker Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845
Tour our 25,000 sq ft hangar with aircraft on display inside and outside. Experience our collection through static displays, self guided mobile tours and flight simulators. Take home a momento from our Gift Shop to remember your visit and grab a bite to eat at the Wings Cafe. ‹more›