The Argus As 10 is a German-designed and built, air-cooled 90º cylinder bank angle inverted V8 "low power" inline aircraft engine, used mainly in training aircraft such as the Arado Ar 66 and Focke-Wulf Fw 56 Stösser and other small short range reconnaissance and communications aircraft like the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch during and shortly after WWII. It was first built in 1928.
- As 10C
- As 10C-1
- As 10E
- Optional output version of the As 10C, delivered with either 240 PS (177 kW) or 270 PS (199 kW) rating (achieved by increasing maximum rpm).
- As 10E-2
- The proposed powerplant of the Pilatus P-1 trainer project.
- As 401
- Supercharged As 10 with rated output at 3,000 m (9,843 ft), also fitted with hydraulically actuated variable pitch propeller.
Argus As 10c engine in a Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun
Specifications (Argus As 10 C)
Argus As 10 C, partially sectioned, showing some inner parts
Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938
- Type: inverted V-8, air-cooled, 90° piston engine
- Bore: 120 mm (4.72 in)
- Stroke: 140 mm (5.51 in)
- Displacement: 12.667 l (772.99 cu in)
- Length: 1,105 mm (43.50 in)
- Width: 880 mm (34.65 in)
- Height: 936 mm (36.85 in)
- Dry weight: 213 kg (470 lb) dry
- Valvetrain: Two valves per cylinder.
- Fuel system: Two Sun carburetors adapted for aerobatics
- Fuel type: 80 octane
- Oil system: Dry sump, one pressure pump and two scavenge pumps
- Cooling system: Air
- Related lists
- ^ Gunston 1989, p.16.
- ^ Eichenberger, Roland (1989). Pilatus Flugzeuge: 1939–1989 (in German). Stans: Pilatus Flugzeugwerk.
- ^ Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938. London: Sampson, Low & Martin company Limited. 1938.
- Eichenberger, Roland (1989). Pilatus Flugzeuge: 1939–1989 (in German). Stans: Pilatus Flugzeugwerk.
- Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9
- Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II. London. Studio Editions Ltd, 1989. ISBN 0-517-67964-7