Hirth HM 508

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HM 508
Hirth HM 508.jpg
Type Inline inverted 'V' piston engine
Manufacturer Hirth
Major applications Messerschmitt Bf 108

The Hirth HM 508 was an air-cooled, eight-cylinder, 60º cylinder bank angle inverted-V aircraft engine built in Germany in the 1930s.[1] It had a bore and stroke of 105 mm × 115 mm (4.1 in × 4.5 in) and developed 210 kW (280 hp) at 3,000 rpm.

Applications[edit]

Specifications (HM 508D)[edit]

Data from Jane's[2]

General characteristics

  • Type: Eight-cylinder 60-degree inverted V inline engine
  • Bore: 105 mm
  • Stroke: 115 mm
  • Displacement: 7.97 L
  • Length: 1,289 mm
  • Width: 683 mm
  • Height: 815 mm
  • Dry weight: 208 kg

Performance

See also[edit]

Comparable engines
Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gunston 1989, p.77.
  2. ^ Jane's 1989, p.294.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopaedia 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, 1998. ISBN 0-517-67964-7