Argus As 410

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As 410
Argus AS 410.jpg
Preserved Argus As 410
Type Piston aircraft engine
Manufacturer Argus Motoren
First run 1937
Major applications Arado Ar 96
Focke-Wulf Fw 189
Number built c.28,700
Developed into Argus As 411

The Argus As 410 was a German air-cooled inverted V-12 light aircraft engine that was first produced by Argus Motoren in 1938.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The engine marked a departure from earlier Argus engines in that it had new construction techniques which gave the engine greater operating speeds and power. The engine featured smaller 105 mm x 115 mm cylinders with deep finned steel cooling slots, aluminum heads, geared supercharger,a steel alloy crankshaft and a magnesium alloy crankcase. The engine weighed approximately 315 kg and produced 465 PS (459 hp, 342 kW) at 3,100 rpm. Approximately 28,700 engines were produced.[2]

A distinctive feature is the finned spinner ahead of the propeller. This is driven by the airflow as a windmill, and used to power the actuator of the variable-pitch propeller.

The more powerful and refined Argus As 411 was developed from it.


Specifications (Argus 410)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Type: 12-cylinder air-cooled inverted V engine
  • Bore: 105 mm (4.13 in)
  • Stroke: 115 mm (4.52 in)
  • Displacement: 11.949 L (729.2 cu in)
  • Dry weight: 315 kg (694 lb)


  • Fuel system: Carburetor
  • Cooling system: air


  • Power output: 465 PS (459 hp, 342 kW) at 3,100 rpm

See also[edit]

Comparable engines
Related lists



  1. ^ Jane's 1989, p.286.
  2. ^ Gunston 1989, p.16.


  • 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