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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Argus As 10 was a German-designed and built, air-cooled 90° cylinder bank-angle inverted V8 "low power" aircraft engine, used mainly in training aircraft such as the Arado Ar 66 and Focke-Wulf Fw 56 Stösser and other small short-range reconnaissance and communications aircraft like the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch during, and shortly after World War II. It was first built in 1928.[1]

Variants

As 10C
As 10C-1
As 10E
Optional-output version of the As 10C, delivered with either a 240 PS (177 kW) or 270 PS (199 kW) rating (achieved by increasing maximum rpm).
As 10E-2
The proposed powerplant of the Pilatus P-1 trainer project.[2]
As 401
Supercharged As 10 with rated output at 3,000 m (9,843 ft), also fitted with hydraulically-actuated variable pitch propeller.
Salmson 8As-00
Postwar production of the Argus As 10 in France
Salmson 8As-04
Postwar production of the Argus As 10 in France

Applications

Argus As 10c engine in a Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun
Argus As 10c engine in a Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun

Specifications (Argus As 10 C)

Argus As 10 C, partially sectioned, showing some inner parts
Argus As 10 C, partially sectioned, showing some inner parts

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938,[4] Flugzeug-Typenbuch. Handbuch der deutschen Luftfahrt- und Zubehör-Industrie 1944[5]

General characteristics

  • Type: inverted V-8 air-cooled inverted 90° piston engine
  • Bore: 120 mm (4.724 in)
  • Stroke: 140 mm (5.512 in)
  • Displacement: 12.667 l (772.99 cu in)
  • Length: 1,105 mm (43.50 in)
  • Width: 880 mm (34.65 in)
  • Height: 718 mm (28.27 in)
  • Dry weight: 213 kg (470 lb) dry
232 kg (511 lb) wet, equipped

Components

  • Valvetrain: Two under-head valves per cylinder, operated by pushrods and rockers.
  • Fuel system: Two Sun carburetors adapted for aerobatics
  • Fuel type: 80 octane
  • Oil system: Dry sump, one pressure pump at 1.25–6 atm (1.27–6.08 bar; 18.4–88.2 psi) and two scavenge pumps
  • Cooling system: Air

Performance

  • Power output:
  • 240 PS (237 hp; 177 kW) at 2,000 rpm (5 minutes) at sea level
  • 220 PS (217 hp; 162 kW) at 1,940 rpm (30 minutes) at sea level
  • 200 PS (197 hp; 147 kW) at 1,890 rpm (max continuous) at sea level

B.M.E.P.: 7.5 atm (7.6 bar; 110 psi)

See also

Related lists

References

Notes

  1. ^ Gunston 1989, p.16.
  2. ^ Eichenberger, Roland (1989). Pilatus Flugzeuge: 1939–1989 (in German). Stans: Pilatus Flugzeugwerk.
  3. ^ https://www.aviafrance.com/aviafrance1.php?ID=4603&ID_CONSTRUCTEUR=501&ANNEE=0&ID_MISSION=0&MOTCLEF=
  4. ^ Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938. London: Sampson, Low & Martin company Limited. 1938.
  5. ^ Schneider, Helmut (Dipl.Ing.) (1944). Flugzeug-Typenbuch. Handbuch der deutschen Luftfahrt- und Zubehör-Industrie 1944 (in German) (Facsimile reprint 1986 ed.). Leipzig: Herm. Beyer Verlag. pp. 358–359, 361. ISBN 381120484X.

Bibliography

  • Eichenberger, Roland (1989). Pilatus Flugzeuge: 1939–1989 (in German). Stans: Pilatus Flugzeugwerk.
  • 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
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