|Type:||14-cylinder, supercharged, two-row, air-cooled radial|
|Displacement:||2,560 cu. in.|
|Power Output:||1,540 hp @ 2,700 rpm|
The 801 was the first high-performance air-cooled radial engine designed and built in Germany during World War II. In all its variants, it was the most produced German radial with over 28,000 built. Its lineage can be traced back to the Bramo Firm who obtained a license in the 1930's to produce the Pratt & Whitney Hornet engine. BMW purchased Bramo and used the Bramo designs as the basis for the 801.
Aircraft powered by variants of the 801 include:
Please contact Nick Hurley, Museum Curator, by phone at 860-623-3305 X318, or by email if you have any information or comments on the 801-ML (801C).