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Daimler-Benz DB601

c1937, Stratosphere Chamber, On long term display

Daimler Benz DB601 engines were fitted to several types of German aircraft, the most famous of which were the Heinkel He111 and the Messerschmitt Bf109 and Bf110.

This engine was recovered from the crash site on Ockham Common, Surrey, of BF110D 3303LI+BK of Lehrgeshwader I. It was shot down at 1:25PM by Hurricanes of 253 Squadron during the defence of the Vickers-Armstrongs factory at Brooklands during the air raid on 4th September 1940.

Loaned by Mr S Parry


Type: Inverted V12

Cylinders: 12

Power: 1050bhp (787kW)

Size: 2,070 in3 (34 L)

Bore: 5.9 in (150mm)

Stroke: 6.3 in (160mm)