The Sunbeam-Coatalen engine was made by the Sunbeam Motor Car Company Ltd at Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom. It is a V-12, liquid-cooled engine producing 273 horsepower and fitted with four Claudel Hobson carburettors. It was intended primarily for use in airships during the First World War but was used in many types of service aircraft including the second prototype of the well-known Vickers Vimy bomber.

The Museum's Type 1 example carries the serial no. 1-250-23. This example may be a Sunbeam Afridi engine converted to Maori 1 configuration during production.

Physical Description

Fitted with WB6 magnetos this is thought to be (see supplementary file) an "Afridi" converted to Maori Mk.1 standard.

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