With a basic design dating from 1929, the L-440s were designed and built by Ranger Engine Division, part of Fairchild Aircraft, and were used mainly in Fairchild designed planes. Featuring inverted cylinders, a relatively rare configuration for an American engine, over 6,500 L-440s of all types were built during World War II. Ranger extensively researched cooling airflow and designed close-fitting baffles around the cylinders. Requiring a much smaller air intake in the cowling, it was said at the time that an L-440 transformed an ordinary aircraft into a beautiful one. While the Ranger sixes were reliable, their close cowling made them quite dirty.
Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is going to Mars!
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›