Antoinette 8V

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Antoinette VII Front.JPG
8V engine installed in an Antoinette VII monoplane.
Type V8 aero engine
National origin France
Manufacturer Antoinette
Designed by Léon Levavasseur
First run c.1906

The Antoinette 8V was an early French eight-cylinder, liquid-cooled, V engine, the first gasoline-fueled, spark plug ignition engine of any kind produced with fuel injection in quantity. It was typically rated at 60+ hp. First produced in 1906 it was used on a number of early French aircraft, including Alberto Santos Dumont's 14 Bis.[1]

Specifications (Antoinette 8V)[edit]

Data for: Antoinette 8V[1]

General characteristics

  • Type: 8-cylinder liquid-cooled V engine
  • Bore: 110 mm (4.33 in)
  • Stroke: 105 mm (4.13 in)
  • Displacement: 8.0 L (487 cu in)
  • Length: 1,120 mm (44 in)
  • Width: 630 mm (25 in)
  • Height: 540 mm (21 in)
  • Dry weight: 95 kg (209 lb)


  • Fuel system: direct injection[2]
  • Cooling system: Liquid-cooled


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Related lists


  1. ^ a b Boucher, W.I. "Antoinette 8V". Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  2. ^ The Aero Manual 1910, p.188