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Benz Bz.III

Type 6-cylinder in-line water-cooled piston engine
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Benz & Cie.

The Benz Bz.III was a six-cylinder, water-cooled, inline engine developed in Germany for use in aircraft in 1914. Developing 112 kW (150 hp) at 1,400 rpm from 14.3 L (875 cu in),[1] it powered many German military aircraft during World War I. It was replaced in production by the unrelated Benz Bz.IIIa.[1] and eventually the V-8 Benz Bz.IIIb.



Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Type: Six-cylinder, inline piston engine
  • Bore: 130 mm (5.118 in)
  • Stroke: 180 mm (7.087 in)
  • Displacement: 14.3 l (873 cu in)
  • Dry weight: 270 kg (595 lb)


  • Valvetrain: One camshaft in the engine block, driving one inlet and one exhaust valve per cylinder via pushrods and rocker arms.
  • Cooling system: Water-cooled


See also

Related lists


  1. ^ a b Smith 1981, p.53.
  2. ^ Kyrill von Gersdorff 1981, p.19.
  • Smith, Herschel. Aircraft Piston Engines. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981. ISBN 0-07-058472-9.
  • Gunston, Bill (1986). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens. pp. 22–23. 
  • Kyrill von Gersdorff, Kurt Grasmann. Flugmotoren und Strahltriebwerke, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, 1981, ISBN 3-7637-5272-2

External links

  • "Benz type FB, FD and FF aero engine manual". Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  • "150 HP Benz aero engine manual 1917". February 1917. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
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