Gnome Engines

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The earliest aero engines were stationary—either radial in style or in line. The Antoinette series was the most commonly used. These were succeeded by the popular rotary engine. The best known were the Gnome and Le Rhône, which was used in the Avro 504's.

Gnome engines were built in Walthamstow during the First World War.

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