Born during the Great Depression, this A-40 engine pioneered the growth of America's private aircraft industry. In 1931 it generated 38-horsepower, later upgraded to 40-hp with a new forged crankshaft.
The success of the A-40 and A-50 would lead Continental to produce the A-65 through the 0-200, which powered most lightplanes until the 1980s.
Book details the many planes that it flew. Aircraft included in book: Taylor E-2 Cub, Alexander Flyabout, Heath Parasol LNA-40, Heath Center Wing CNA-40, Rose Parrakeet, Taylor J-2 Cub, Taylorcraft A, Porterfield Zephyr, Welch OW-7, Aeronca KC, Piper J-3 Cub and Ross RS-1.