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The Benz Bz.IV was a German 6-cylinder, water-cooled, inline engine developed for aircraft use. Deliveries began in 1916 and some 6,400 were produced. It was a dual-camshaft design, with two intake and two exhaust valves per cylinder. The crankcase and pistons were of aluminium. The cylinders were cast iron surrounded by a sheet metal cooling jacket. Mercedes-Benz (sometimes shortened to just Mercedes, Benz or Merc) is a German brand name of automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks owned by DaimlerChrysler AG. The Daimler-Benz company originated on June 28, 1926 when two companies, Benz & Cie. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1916: Events January January 12 - German aces Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke, with 8 kills, are the first pilots awarded with Pour le Mérite (the Blue Max) January 29 - the second and last Zeppelin raid on Paris inflicts 54 casualties. ...


The AEG C.VI was a prototype two-seat biplane reconnaissance aircraft of World War I. It was developed from the AEG C.IV but did not enter production. ... The AEG J.I was a biplane ground attack aircraft of 1916, a development of the AEG C.IV reconnaissance aircraft. ... Captured Pfalz D.XII in Canada after the war Test pilot Otto August in an early Pfalz D.XII The Pfalz D.XII was a World War I fighter aircraft from Pfalz Flugzeugwerke. ... Count Zborowski with Chitty Bang Bang 1 at Brooklands Chitty Bang Bang was the informal name of a number of celebrated English racing cars, built and raced by Count Louis Zborowski and his engineer Clive Gallop in the 1920s, which inspired the book, film and stage musical Chitty Chitty Bang...


General characteristics

  • Type: 6-cylinder water-cooled inline aircraft piston engine
  • Bore: 145 mm (5.7 in)
  • Stroke: 190 mm (7.5 in)
  • Displacement: 18.8 L (1,150 in³)
  • Length: 1,990 mm (78 in)
  • Width: 530 mm (20 in)
  • Height: 1,150 mm (45 in)
  • Dry weight: 370 kg (820 lb)


  • Cooling system: Water-cooled


In engineering, specific power (sometimes also power per unit mass or power density) refers to the amount of power delivered by an energy source, divided by some measure of the sources size or mass. ... Power-to-weight ratio is a measure commonly used when comparing various vehicles (or engines), including automobiles, motorcycles and aircraft. ...


  • Kroschel, Gunter and Helmust Stützer. (1977) Die deutschen Militarflugzeuge 1910-1918 Wilhelmshaven: Lohse-Eissing Mittler.
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