Argus As 10

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As 10
Argus As10 RAFM.JPG
Argus As 10 installed in a Fieseler Storch at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
Type Piston aircraft engine
Manufacturer Argus Motoren
First run 1928
Major applications Fieseler Fi 156
Focke-Wulf Fw 56
Number built 28,700

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.[1]

Variants[edit]

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.[2]
As 401
Supercharged As 10 with rated output at 3,000 m (9,843 ft), also fitted with hydraulically actuated variable pitch propeller.
Salmson 8As-00
Postwar production of the Argus As 10 in France
Salmson 8As-04
Postwar production of the Argus As 10 in France

Applications[edit]

Argus As 10c engine in a Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun

Specifications (Argus As 10 C)[edit]

Argus As 10 C, partially sectioned, showing some inner parts

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938.[3]

General characteristics

  • 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

Components

  • 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

Performance

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gunston 1989, p.16.
  2. ^ Eichenberger, Roland (1989). Pilatus Flugzeuge: 1939–1989 (in German). Stans: Pilatus Flugzeugwerk. 
  3. ^ Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938. London: Sampson, Low & Martin company Limited. 1938. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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