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The Menasco Buccaneer was a series of popular six-cylinder, air-cooled, in-line, inverted, aero-engines, that were manufactured by Menasco Motors Company for light general aviation and sport aircraft during the 1930s and 1940s.
The six-cylinder Menasco engines had the name Buccaneer, while the four-cylinder engines had the name Pirate. The Menasco engines came in both supercharged and normally aspirated models. The supercharged models, with the S suffix added to their designation, had superior performance at higher altitudes with a relatively small increase in dimensions and weight.
- Menasco A6 Buccaneer
- Menasco B6 Buccaneer
- Menasco B6S Buccaneer
- Menasco C6 Buccaneer
- Menasco C6S Super Buccaneer
- Menasco D6 Super Buccaneer
Specifications (Menasco B6S Buccaneer)
- Type: 6-cylinder, air-cooled, in-line, inverted engine
- Bore: 4.5 in (114 mm)
- Stroke: 5.125 in (130 mm)
- Displacement: 489 cu in (8 L)
- Length: 60.125 in (1,527 mm)
- Width: 15 in (381 mm)
- Height: 28.3 in (719 mm)
- Dry weight: 423 lb (192 kg)
- Valvetrain: 1 inlet and 1 exhaust valve per cylinder
- Fuel system: 1 Stromberg Carburetor
- Fuel type: 73 octane
- Cooling system: Air
- Engine Data Sheets
- Gunston, Bill (1986). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens. p. 115.