Arthur Nutt

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Arthur Nutt (* 1895 in New Rochelle , New York ; † 1983 in Boca Raton , Florida ) was an American engineer who specialized in the development of aircraft engines.


Arthur Nutt completed his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1916 . After graduating, he went to Curtiss Airplane and Motor Corporation and initially worked in the assembly department. He later became an engine developer and ultimately chief designer at Curtiss. The development of the Curtiss D-12 , the Curtiss V-1570 and the Curtiss R-1454 fell during his creative period .

After the merger of Curtiss and Wright in 1930, he became assistant development manager. 1944 became head of aircraft development for the Packard Motor Car Company . In 1949 Nutt went into business for himself with Arthur Nutt and Associates , a design office. In 1951 he went to Lycoming as deputy head of development until he retired in 1959. In 1978 he was inducted into the Aviation Pioneers Hall of Fame.