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Gypsy Major-1C

The de Havilland Gipsy Major-1C replaced the Gipsy III version of the engine. The engine established a solid reputation for reliability and long-life.

These engines were used in a variety of small aircraft but are known primarily for powering the de Havilland Tiger Moth, the aircraft that trained most of the pilots who served with the RAF and RCAF.

An upgraded, more powerful version of the Gipsy Major was used in the post-war, de Havilland built low-wing Chipmunk basic trainer. This version developed 160 h.p.


Manufactured by: De Havilland Aircraft Ltd.
Power: 130 h.p. @ 2350 r.p.m.; air-cooled
Cylinders: 4, inline, inverted
Displacement: 374 cu. In.
Weight: 330 pounds
First manufactured: 1932