|Type:||8-cylinder, liquid-cooled, “V”, piston|
|Displacement:||718 cu. in|
|Power Output:||150 hp|
In 1904, Marc Birkigt, a Swiss entreprener, set up a factory in Spain to manufacture luxury automobiles. Hence the name Hispano-Suiza which translates “Spanish Swiss.” In 1914 he began to manufacture aircraft engines in Paris. Hispano-Suiza engines were licensed for manufacture in over 20 countries. After the United States entered World War I, the Wright-Martin Company built a 150hp version adapting it to American manufacturing methods and produced it in large numbers. Versions of this engine were used on U.S. Air Service SPADs and SE5s.
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