|Type||6-cylinder in-line water-cooled piston engine|
|Manufacturer||Benz & Cie.|
The Benz Bz.III was a six-cylinder, water-cooled, inline engine developed in Germany for use in aircraft in 1914. Developing 112 kW (150 hp) at 1,400 rpm from 14.3 L (875 cu in), it powered many German military aircraft during World War I. It was replaced in production by the unrelated Benz Bz.IIIa. and eventually the V-8 Benz Bz.IIIb.
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- Type: Six-cylinder, inline piston engine
- Bore: 130 mm (5.118 in)
- Stroke: 180 mm (7.087 in)
- Displacement: 14.3 l (873 cu in)
- Dry weight: 270 kg (595 lb)
- Valvetrain: One camshaft in the engine block, driving one inlet and one exhaust valve per cylinder via pushrods and rocker arms (overhead valve).
- Cooling system: Water-cooled
- Power output: 112 kW (150 hp) at 1,400 rpm
- Specific power: 8.4 kW/l
- Compression ratio: 4.7
- Specific fuel consumption: 310 g/kWh
- Related lists
- Smith 1981, p.53.
- Kyrill von Gersdorff 1981, p.19.
- Smith, Herschel. Aircraft Piston Engines. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981. ISBN 0-07-058472-9.
- Gunston, Bill (1986). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens. pp. 22–23.
- Kyrill von Gersdorff, Kurt Grasmann. Flugmotoren und Strahltriebwerke, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, 1981, ISBN 3-7637-5272-2
- "Benz type FB, FD and FF aero engine manual". Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- "150 HP Benz aero engine manual 1917". February 1917. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
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