Benz Bz IIIIb
Benz Bz IIIIb

The Benz Bz.IIIb was a eight-cylinder, water-cooled, V-engine developed in Germany for use in aircraft in 1918. Although a fairly large engine, its performance was disappointing. A number of late World War I German aircraft used the Bz.IIIb.

Benz Bz IIIb
  • Date of Manufacture: 1916
  • Country: Germany
  • Type: 8 cylinder liquid cooled V engine
  • Specific power: 200hp @ 1,750 rpm
  • Bore: 135mm (5.31 in)
  • Stroke: 135mm (5.31 in)
  • Displacement: 15.5 Liters (943 cu in)
  • Length: 1,300mm (51 in)
  • Width: 860mm (34 in)
  • Height: 850mm (33 in)
  • Dry weight: 257kg (568lb)
  • Fuel system: Carburetor
  • Cooling system: Liquid
  • Aircraft Example:
    • Pfalz D XIIa
    • AEG DJ.I
    • AEG PE
    • Albatros D.X
    • Albatros Dr.II