The Genet was one of numerous designs produced by Armstrong-Siddely from 1917 through the 1950s. This example is seen fitted to the museum’s Nicholas Beazley NB-8G.
Motorcycle builder Alessandro Anzani produced the first practical static radial, air-cooled aircraft engine in 1909. By 1913 he had seven engine designs available including a 2-row, 10 cylinder version.
The ABC was one of the first large stationary air-cooled radials. The temperamental engine had the best power-to-weight ratio of any engine to date. This advanced stationary radial engine concept prompted the design of the larger 302 HP Dragonfly version which was a failure.