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French Gnome 9N Monosoupape rotary engine 3D model
High poly model of French Gnome 9N rotary engine. Engine was installed on Nieuport 28, Sopwith Camel, Morane-Saulnier AI, Orenco B. Originally modeled in Inventor, finished in 3ds Max. 3ds Max mental ray materials and textures are included. No inside mechanics is modeled.
The Monosoupape (French for single-valve), was a rotary engine design first introduced in 1913 by Gnome Engine Company. It used a clever arrangement of internal transfer ports and a single pushrod-operated exhaust valve to replace a large number of moving parts found on more conventional rotary engines, and made the Monosoupape engines some of the most reliable of the era. British aircraft designer Thomas Sopwith described the Monosoupape as 'one of the greatest single advances in aviation