Wasp Engine Receives Official Engineering Landmark Designation


Pratt & Whitney’s R-1340 Wasp engine was officially designated as a historic engineering landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in a ceremony held last night at the New England Air Museum. The Wasp engine would change military aviation and pioneer reliable commercial airline service, powering nearly 100 aircraft types. During World War II alone, Pratt & Whitney and its licensees would build more than 363,000 Wasp-family engines. Pratt & Whitney’s legacy of innovation, revolutionizing aviation and building dependable engines began with the Wasp and continues today with the F135 and Geared Turbofan engines.

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