Daimler-Benz DB 602 

The Daimler-Benz DB 602 (Daimler-Benz LOF.6) was a German diesel cycle aero engine designed and built in the early 1930s. It was a liquid-cooled upright V16, and powered the two Hindenburg-class airships. It has roughly the same displacement and weight of the Beardmore Tornado, which was used in the ill-fated R101, but has almost twice the power of the Tornado, showing Daimler-Benz’s superior knowledge regarding diesel engine construction.

Country: Germany

Year: 1933

Displacement: 88.5 L (5,400.6 cu in)

Length: 1,722 mm (67.8 in)

Width: 739 mm (29.1 in)

Height: 1,027 mm (40.4 in)

Fuel system: direct fuel injection

Fuel type: Diesel

Oil system: pressure feed with scavenge

Cooling system: Liquid-cooled

Power: 1,000 PS (986 HP; 735 kW)

Compression ratio: 16:1

Weight: 1,976 kg (4,356 lb)

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