|Type||8-cylinder Vee water-cooled piston engine|
|Manufacturer||Benz & Cie.|
Design and development
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, the Benz IIIbo and the geared Benz IIIbm. The latter suffered from vibration problems.
Specifications (Benz Bz.IIIb)
- Type: 8-cylinder liquid-cooled 60° 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: maximum 200 hp at 1,750 rpm
- Green & Swanborough (1994) p.339
- Gunston (1989) p.23
- Century of flight
- Gunston, Bill (1986). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens. p. 25.
- Green, William; Swanborough, Gordon (1994). The Complete Book of Fighters. Godalming, UK: Salamander Books. p. 339. ISBN 1-85833-777-1.
- "Century of Flight". Retrieved 30 June 2013.
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