Kinner K-5 in a Fleet Model 2
Type Radial engine
National origin United States of America
Manufacturer Kinner Airplane & Motor Corporation
Developed into Kinner B-5

The Kinner K-5 was a popular engine for light general and sport aircraft developed by Winfield B. 'Bert' Kinner.[1] With the boom in civilian aviation after Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight the K-5 sold well. The K-5 was a rough running[citation needed] but reliable engine and the K-5 and its derivatives were produced in the thousands, powering many World War II trainer aircraft. The K-5 was followed by the B-5, R-5 and R-55. Military engines were designated R-370


Specifications (Kinner K-5)

Data from Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1928[2]

General characteristics




  1. ^ "Winfield B. "Bert" Kinner Collection, 1919-1993". Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  2. ^ Grey, C.G., ed. (1928). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1928. London: Sampson Low, Marston & company, ltd. p. 56d.

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