Polish Aviation Museum

31-864 Kraków,
al. Jana Pawła II 39
phone: (12) 640 99 60,
(12) 642 40 70
e-mail: info@muzeumlotnictwa.pl

a cultural institution of the Malopolska Region

Małopolska – Kraków Region


Mecenas Muzeum

Kraków Airport

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Skrzydlata Polska



Aircraft engine: Mercedes D IV

Mercedes D IV
Germany
inline engine
1915



Configuration8-cylinder inline
Coolingwater-cooled
Displacement19,7 l
Power output278 hp

An enlarged variant of the popular Mercedes D III.

An example of extremism in engineering. The idea was to increase the power output by enlarging the capacity of the existing Mercedes D III engine. Two cylinders were added, resulting in the 8-cylinder inline giant. The problems with fuel supply and the crankshaft strong vibrations appeared. Therefore the idea was soon abandoned. A short series was manufactured and used to power the Albatros D.V fighter.

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