Mercedes D III aircraft engine.

  • Legend 3: Mercedes D III aircraft engine

  • Mercedes D III aircraft engine.

    With over 12,000 units produced, the D III and the further developed D III a recorded the highest production volume of all aero engines during World War II. The reasons for the great military demand were the engine’s high level of reliability and its advanced design. Among other things, the six-cylinder in-line engine featured steel cylinders and an overhead camshaft with vertical shaft drive.

    • Cylinders 6
    • Displacement 902 cu in
    • Output 170 hp (125 kW)
    • at engine speed 1450/min
    • Production period 1914-1917
    • Weight 591 lbs

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