Packard 2A-1500

Fast, But Dangerous

These large V-12 engines were the descendants of the famous Liberty design of the First World War. These big Packard engines were frequently used in military aircraft in the 1920s racing and speed competitions. Unfortunately, they proved to be less than reliable, and Packard was out of the aircraft engine business by 1928.

The liquid cooled Packard was most famous in the Curtiss RC racer, but was also used as the powerplant for the Boeing FB-5.