Argus As 17

The Argus As 17 was an air cooled aircraft engine produced by the German engineering company Argus Motoren in the 1930s.

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An Argus As 17A at the Deutsches Museum
Type Air cooled inline 6 aircraft engine
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Argus

Design and development

The Argus As 17 was a 200 hp (149 kW) inverted six cylinder aircraft engine demonstrated in 1934.[1] It was used to power a small number of German aircraft in the late 1930s, notably entries to the Challenge International de Tourisme 1934. The As 17A was used to power the fourth prototype Messerschmitt Bf 108.[2] A more developed engine, the As 17B was used to power the seventh Bf 108A prototype but was not used in the production version.[3]

Variants

As 17A
200 hp (149 kW)
As 17B
220 hp (164 kW)

Applications

Specifications (As 17A)

Data from Schneider 1936[7]

General characteristics

  • Type: 6-cylinder air cooled inverted in-line aircraft piston engine
  • Bore: 120 mm (4.7 in)
  • Stroke: 130 mm (5.1 in)
  • Displacement: 8.82 l (538 in3)
  • Length: 1,411 mm (55.6 in)
  • Width: 485 mm (19.1 in)
  • Height: 753 mm (29.6 in)
  • Dry weight: 174 kg (384 lb)

Components

Performance

  • Power output:
    • (Cruise) 200 hp (149 kW) at 2300 rpm
    • (Peak) 225 hp (168 kW) at 2400 rpm for 120 minutes
  • Specific power: 16.6 kW/l (0.37 hp/in³)
  • Compression ratio: 6.3:1
  • Fuel consumption: 306 g/(kW•h) (0.50 lb/(hp•h))
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 0.91 kW/kg (0.51 hp/lb)

See also

Comparable engines

Related lists

References

Notes

  1. Flight 1934, p. 1254.
  2. Ebert, Kaiser, Peters 1992, p. 107.
  3. Ebert, Kaiser, Peters 1992, p. 100.
  4. Griehl 2015, p. 254; Schneider 1936, p. 23.
  5. Grey 1934, p. 339.
  6. Grey 1934, p. 322.
  7. Schneider 1936, p. 82.

Bibliography

  • Ebert, Hans J.; Kaiser, Johann B.; Peters, Klaus (1992). Willy Messerschmitt - Pionier der Luftfahrt und des Leichtbaues (in German). Bonn: Bernard & Graefe. ISBN 978-3-76-376103-6.
  • "The Fourteenth Paris Aero Show". Flight: 1236–1253. 22 November 1934. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  • Grey, C.G. (1934). Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft. London: Sampson.
  • Griehl, Manfred (2015). X-Planes: German Luftwaffe Prototypes 1930-1945. London: Frontline Books. ISBN 978-1-84-832849-5.
  • Schneider, Helmut (1936). Flugzeug-Typenbuch, 1936 (PDF) (in German). Leipzig: H. Beyer. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
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