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The Antoinette 8V was an early French eight-cylinder, liquid-cooled, V engine, the first gasoline-fueled, spark plug ignition engine of any kind produced with fuel injection in quantity. It was typically rated at 50 hp. First produced in 1906 it was used on a number of early French aircraft, including Alberto Santos Dumont's 14 Bis and the Antoinette company's own Antoinette VII.[1]

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Antoinette 8V exhibited at the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci", Milan.
Type V8 aero engine
National origin France
Manufacturer Antoinette
Designed by Léon Levavasseur
First run c.1906

Specifications (Antoinette 8V)Edit

Data for: Antoinette 8V[1]

General characteristics

  • Type: 8-cylinder liquid-cooled V engine
  • Bore: 110 mm (4.33 in)
  • Stroke: 105 mm (4.13 in)
  • Displacement: 8.0 L (487 cu in)
  • Length: 1,120 mm (44 in)
  • Width: 630 mm (25 in)
  • Height: 540 mm (21 in)
  • Dry weight: 95 kg (209 lb)


  • Fuel system: manifold injection[2]
  • Cooling system: Liquid-cooled


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Boucher, W.I. "Antoinette 8V". Archived from the original on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  2. ^ Richard van Basshuysen (ed.): Ottomotor mit Direkteinspritzung und Direkteinblasung: Ottokraftstoffe, Erdgas, Methan, Wasserstoff, 4. issue, Springer, Wiesbaden 2017. ISBN 9783658122157. p. 7

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