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Lorraine-Dietrich 8Be

DAYTON, Ohio -- Lorraine-Dietrich 8Be on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Lorraine-Dietrich 8Be on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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.

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