Argus As 10

Focke-Wulf Fw 56 Aircraft engine France
As 10
Argus As10 RAFM.JPG
Argus As 10 installed in a Fieseler Storch at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
Type Piston aircraft engine
Manufacturer Argus Motoren
First run 1928
Major applications Fieseler Fi 156
Focke-Wulf Fw 56
Number built 28,700

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

Specifications (Argus As 10 C)

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

232 kg (511 lb) wet, equipped

Components

Performance

  • 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.