8-cylinder Vee water-cooled piston engine
Benz & Cie.
Benz Bz.IIIb was an eight-cylinder, water-cooled, V-engine developed in Germany for use in aircraft in 1918.
Design and development [ edit ]
Inspired by the
Hispano-Suiza 8, some of which were captured and tested, the Benz Bz.IIIb was a fairly large engine, but its performance was disappointing. Despite not being accepted for service use a number of late World War I prototype German aircraft used the Bz.IIIb, the Benz IIIbo and the geared Benz IIIbm. The latter suffered from vibration problems. 
Applications [ edit ]
Specifications (Benz Bz.IIIb) [ edit ]
Type: 8-cylinder liquid-cooled 60° V engine 
Bore: 135 mm (5.31 in) 
Stroke: 135 mm (5.31 in) 
Displacement: 15.5 L (943 cu in)
Length: 1,300 mm (51 in) 
Width: 860 mm (34 in) 
Height: 850 mm (33 in) 
Dry weight: 257 kg (568lb) 
Fuel system: Carburetor
Cooling system: Liquid-cooled
Power output: maximum 200 hp at 1,750 rpm 
See also [ edit ]
^ Green & Swanborough (1994) p.339
^ a b c d Gunston (1989) p.23
^ a b c d Century of flight
References [ edit ]
Gunston, Bill (1986). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens. p. 25.
Green, William; Swanborough, Gordon (1994). The Complete Book of Fighters. Godalming, UK: Salamander Books. p. 339. ISBN 1-85833-777-1.
"Century of Flight" . Retrieved . 30 June 2013