First developed in 1934, the Jacobs L-4 series engines were produced for aircraft use over the next forty years. Of simple design, the R-755-9 proved long lasting and durable, due to its relatively low horsepower/rpm ratio. Reliable under even severe training conditions, the Jacobs engine could be run up to 1,200 hours between major overhauls. The engine on display was built for a US Army Air Force contract and delivered on March 6, 1942. It was acquired in 1986 and restored by museum volunteers prior to 1997.
Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is going to Mars!
For the month of January, as we make final preparations for the Wings of Eagles Mars Base Eagle exhibit, we will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC only on Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM or by appointment for school/group tours.
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›