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Old 30th September 2019, 13:00
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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

Gentlemen, please consider that the DB 605 engine was also produced in Italy. It's missing from the list.
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Old 30th September 2019, 18:53
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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

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Gentlemen, please consider that the DB 605 engine was also produced in Italy. It's missing from the list.
Yes, I have Fiat production at 334 DB605. The only engine ID I have is the restored Aer Macchi MC205 Veltro at Varese. This is listed with "Fiat Mercedes Benz DB605A 76679". I would be interested in any other info on the Fiat production. Cheers

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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

Hi Schwarze-man,
The only reference I have to Fiat-built DB 605’s is from CEA 268. It lists Bf109G-6/R2 (WNr. 230500), marked 65+, as being found crashed on 45/03/30 NE of “Grave.” It was powered by DB 605 A-1 (MNr. 46773) and designated as being built by Fiat.
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Old 3rd October 2019, 00:08
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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

Thank you Steve, that is good info. Apparently, two FIAT DB605 with what seems to be German production numbering. Not impossible that DB gave the numbers to their licensee to use. You might see I have asked on another thread about Macchi 202/205 engines, to try for any more info. On the subject of the Alfa-Romeo DB601, I have worked on one, very nicely made. Cheers

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Old 23rd October 2019, 15:27
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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

On a side note: are we only discussing DB605 production during the war?
The DB605B was also produced under license here in Sweden just after the war: IIRC production at Bolinder-Munktell and Svenska Flygmotor AB started during the autumn of 1945 and continued until 1948 (this was for the pusher-fighter J21 and the bombers B18B & T18B).
Total production was 800 engines, with serial numbers 2001-2800.

In addition to this we bought a number of German-produced DB605B engines, before production of the improved/corrected variant began here in Sweden.

EDIT (after checking my references):
The initial procurement of German-manufactured engines was made in April, 1943, and consisted of 71 DB605B engines along with VDM propellers and accessories.
The Swedish production (800 units) of the DB605B was split between Bolinder-Munktell (>100 engines) in Eskilstuna, and Svenska Flygmotor AB (<700 engines) in Trollhättan.

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