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Antoinette 8V

Antoinette VII aircraft, showing Antoinette V8 engine

The Antoinette 8V was an early French eight-cylinder, liquid-cooled, V engine, the first gasoline-fueled, spark plug ignition engine of any kind produced with fuel injection in quantity. It was typically rated at (60+ hp). First produced in 1907 it was used on a number of early French aircraft.

Antoinette 8V
Type: 8-cylinder liquid-cooled V engine
Bore: 110 mm (4.33 in)
Stroke: 105 mm (4.13 in)
Displacement: 8.0 L (487 cu in)
Length: 1,120 mm (44 in)
Width: 630 mm (25 in)
Height: 540 mm (21 in)
Dry weight: 95 kg (209 lb)
Fuel system: direct injection
Cooling system: Liquid-cooled
Power output: 50 kW (67 hp) at 1,100 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio: 0.7 kW/kg (0.32 hp/lb)




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