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Ranger Engine

Engines The Company
Model Military Number Name
c.1940 6-440 L-440  
In 1928, Fairchild Aircraft introduced the 6-370, a six-cylinder, in-line, air-cooled engine.  Through the 1930s, this engine used larger cylinders to increase displacement through 390, 410 and finally 441 cubic inches.

These engines acquired the name Ranger in 1930 and the Ranger Engine Division was formed in 1936.

At the end of World War II, the U.S. government disposed of their surplus Ranger engines at such low prices that Ranger was put out of business.


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