Le Rhone C-9
Le Rhone C-9J
Date of Manufacture: 1915
Diameter: 960 mm
Depth: 890 mm
Weight: 130 Kg (dry)
Aircraft Example: Nieuport 17
The Le Rhone C-9 was a French air-cooled rotary engine
rated at 80 hp. It was installed in combat airplanes early in WWI, but as
larger and more powerful engines were developed, it was gradually
relegated to training-type airplanes.
Le Rhone engines were quite dependable and by the end
of the war, were being manufactured in England, Italy, and the U.S. in
addition to France. In fact, the German-produced 110-hp Oberursel was
practically and exact copy of the 110-hp LeRhone.