Lorraine-Dietrich 8Be Note: This item is currently in storage. Production of the French Lorraine-Dietrich V-8 type engine began in late 1917 and included the 8B, 8Ba, 8Bd and 8Be. This 8Be engine is of the same general type as that used in the two-place SPAD XVI aircraft of World War I. TECHNICAL NOTES: Model: 8Be Type: Eight-cylinder, liquid-cooled, Vee Displacement: 94 cu.in. Rated rpm: 1,450 Rated hp: 220 Weight (dry): 539 lbs. Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.