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FFVS J 22 in Detail

The powerplant

n Photos by Andreas Samuelsson and Magnus Fridsell
Text by Magnus Fridsell and Martin Waligorski


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As already mentioned, the engine of the J 22 was Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp (of either US or Swedish production), and it is recognizable here by its characteristic layout of ingition wires. In case of this aircraft, it is actually one of the "French" engines bought from the Vichy regime!

Photo: Magnus Fridsell

 


Close-up on the cowling panels. The exhaust pipe configuration differed between "A" and "B" models, this being a J 22B.

Photo: Magnus Fridsell

 

The propeller is a license-built Hamilton Standard.


Photo: Magnus Fridsell

 

The twin carburettor air intakes were neatly integrated into the wing roots.
 

Photo: Magnus Fridsell

 

The protruding exhaust collector pipe. Note the weld seams.
 

Photo: Magnus Fridsell


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