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Daimler-Benz DB 602




The Daimler-Benz DB 602 was a German diesel cycle aero engine first run in 1933. It was a liquid-cooled upright V16, and powered the two Hindenburg class airships, LZ 129 Hindenburg and LZ 130 Graf Zeppelin. These engines, under designation MB 502, powered four Schnellboots of 1933 series S10...13 (three engines on each). Then, the engine was modified into V20 MB 501 of 2000 hp that had a variety of applications.


LZ 129 Hindenburg
LZ 130 Graf Zeppelin
Schnellboot 1933 series S10...13



DB 602
Type: 16-cylinder liquid-cooled 50° V16 aircraft diesel engine
Bore: 175 mm
Stroke: 230 mm
Displacement: 88.5 L (5,401 in³)
Dry weight: 1,976 kg (4,356 lb)
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Cooling system: Liquid-cooled
Power output: 984 kW (1,320 hp)
Specific power: 808 kW (1,100 hp)
Power-to-weight ratio: 0.5 kW/kg (0.3 hp/lb)


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