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Benz Bz.IIIb

The Benz Bz.IIIb was an eight-cylinder, water-cooled, V-engine developed in Germany for use in aircraft in 1918.

Inspired by the Hispano-Suiza 8, some of which were captured and tested, the Benz Bz.IIIb was a fairly large engine, but its performance was disappointing. Despite not being accepted for service use a number of late World War I prototype German aircraft used the Bz.IIIb and the Benz IIIbo.

Applications:

AEG DJ.I
AEG PE
Albatros D.X
Albatros Dr.II

Specifications:

Benz Bz.IIIb
Type: 8-cylinder liquid-cooled V engine
Bore: 135 mm (5.31 in)
Stroke: 135 mm (5.31 in)
Displacement: 15.5 L (943 cu in)
Length: 1,300 mm (51 in)
Width: 860 mm (34 in)
Height: 850 mm (33 in)
Dry weight: 257 kg (568lb)
Fuel system: Carburetor
Cooling system: Liquid-cooled
Power output: 200 hp at 1,750 rpm

 

 


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