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BMW 801 Radial Engine - Aircraft: Focke-Wulf 190

The BMW 801 was a powerful German air-cooled radial aircraft engine built by BMW and used in a number of German military aircraft of World War II. This rebuilt BMW 801 is the first to run in 60 years. Also see photo slideshow below.

BMW 801 Photo Slideshow

Radial Engine closeup

General Characteristics
Engine Components
Type: 14-cylinder supercharged two-row air-cooled radial engine
Bore: 6.14 in
Stroke: 6.14 in
Displacement: 2,550 in³
Length: 79 in.
Diameter: 51 in.
Dry weight: 2,325 lb
Power output: 1,600 hp at 2,700 rpm at takeoff Valvetrain: One intake and one sodium-cooled exhaust valve per cylinder
Supercharger: Gear-driven single-stage two-speed
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Cooling system: Air-cooled