Daimler-Benz DB 600

The Daimler-Benz DB 600 was a German aircraft engine designed and built before World War II as part of a new generation of German engine technology. It was a liquid-cooled inverted V12 engine, and powered the Messerschmitt Bf 110 and Heinkel He 111 among others. Most newer DB engine designs used in WW2 were based on this engine. The decision by the RLM to concentrate on manufacturing aircraft engines using fuel injection systems rather than carburettors meant that the DB 600 was quickly superseded by the otherwise similar DB 601. Later DB series engines grew in bore, stroke, and horsepower, including the DB 603 and DB 605, but were generally similar to the pattern created with the DB 600.

Manufacturer: Daimler-Benz AG
Developed: 1932
Type: 12-cylinder liquid-cooled supercharged 60° inverted Vee aircraft piston engine
Number Built: 2281

Dimensions: DB 600C
  Bore: 150 mm (5.9 in)
  Stroke: 160 mm (6.3 in)
  Displacement: 33.9 l (2,070.5 in3)
  Length: 1,720 mm (68 in)
  Width: 712 mm (28.0 in)
  Height: 1,000 mm (39 in)
  Dry weight: 575 kg (1,268 lb)

Components: DB 600C
  Valvetrain: Two intake and two sodium-cooled exhaust valves per cylinder
    actuated via a single overhead camshaft per bank
  Supercharger: Gear-driven single-stage single-speed centrifugal supercharger
  Fuel system: Four two-barrel carburetors
  Fuel type: 87-octane gasoline
  Oil system: Dry sump with one pressure and two scavenge pumps
  Cooling system: Liquid-cooled, ethylene glycol
  Reduction gear: Spur, 0.53:1

Power output: DB 600C
  Power output: 773 kW (1,050 PS or 1,036 hp) at 2,400 rpm for takeoff
  Specific power: 22.8 kW/l (0.5 hp/in³)
  Compression ratio: 6.8:1
  Specific fuel consumption: 302-315 g/(kW•h) (0.50-0.52 lb/(hp•h))
  Oil consumption: 7-11 g/(kW•h) (0.18-0.28 oz/(hp•h))
  Power-to-weight ratio: 1.34 kW/kg (0.82 hp/lb)

– Arado Ar 197
– Dornier Do 17
– Focke-Wulf Fw 57
– Focke-Wulf Fw 187
– Heinkel He 60C
– Heinkel He 111
– Heinkel He 112
  – Heinkel He 114
– Junkers Ju 90
– Henschel Hs 128
– Messerschmitt Bf 109
– Messerschmitt Bf 110
– Messerschmitt Bf 162