Argus As 10

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]

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

VariantsEdit

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

ApplicationsEdit

 
Argus As 10c engine in a Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun

Specifications (Argus As 10 C)Edit

 
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

  • Type: inverted V-8 air-cooled inverted 90° piston engine
  • Bore: 120 mm (4.724 in)
  • Stroke: 140 mm (5.512 in)
  • Displacement: 12.667 l (772.99 cu in)
  • Length: 1,105 mm (43.50 in)
  • Width: 880 mm (34.65 in)
  • Height: 718 mm (28.27 in)
  • Dry weight: 213 kg (470 lb) dry
232 kg (511 lb) wet, equipped

Components

  • Valvetrain: Two under-head valves per cylinder, operated by pushrods and rockers.
  • Fuel system: Two Sun carburetors adapted for aerobatics
  • Fuel type: 80 octane
  • Oil system: Dry sump, one pressure pump at 1.25–6 atm (1.27–6.08 bar; 18.4–88.2 psi) and two scavenge pumps
  • Cooling system: Air

Performance

  • Power output:
  • 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 alsoEdit

Related lists

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  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.

BibliographyEdit

  • Eichenberger, Roland (1989). Pilatus Flugzeuge: 1939–1989 (in German). Stans: Pilatus Flugzeugwerk.
  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9
  • Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II. London. Studio Editions Ltd, 1989. ISBN 0-517-67964-7