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Old 13th April 2019, 15:46
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List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

Is there any list of DB 605A engine construction numbers available?
Particularly, I am interested to learn where were the ones in the 00400xxx series manufactured?
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Old 13th April 2019, 16:10
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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

Hello Dénes,

According to the data I managed to collect the DB605 in the 004-xxxxx range were A-1 and AM models produced by the Donau-Flugzeugbau, Csepel-Budapest. Producer code was "kwn".
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Old 13th April 2019, 16:21
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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

Thank you, Tomislav! Confirms what I suspected: those were Hungarian-made engines.
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Old 13th April 2019, 17:48
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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

Hello Tomislav,
First, I concur regarding the 004 xxxxx Donau-Flugzeugbau connection.
Second, are you aware who produced DB 605 engines within the 112 xxxxxx series?
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Old 13th April 2019, 19:58
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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

Hello Steve,

I have no solid proof for the 112-xxxxx series, but if we follow the logic of markings from other known producers - for example the Daimler-Benz Motoren GmbH, Genshagen Kreis Teltow (hsq), they produced the DB605 with serials 7xxxx (A-1), 007-xxxxx (A-1, B-1, AM, ASM, ASO & ASMO) and 117-xxxxx (D,DB, DM & DMO).
That should indicate that the 112-xxxxx were produced by the same producer as the 002-xxxxx serials, which was the Niedersächsische Motorenwerke GmbH (NMW) "NiMo", Braunschweig-Querum (hss).
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Old 13th April 2019, 20:01
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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

This is very interesting to me! The post WW2 British Intelligence Sub-Committee (BIOS) might include this production in its report from the Unterturkheim DB records in 1945. The BIOS report shows DB605 total production as 41,176 until the end of 1944. It lists the total DB605 production by Manfred Weiss AG Budapest as 1,210 engines, up to the end of 1944. Does this tie-in with your information? Thanks

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Old 13th April 2019, 22:23
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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

Hello again Tomislav,
I think you are on to something there.
Now that you point out the pattern, it seems patently obvious.
Thank you for your insightful answer.
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Old 13th April 2019, 23:12
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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

I agree Steve! Thank you Tomislav! For your information, I have in the last 30 years worked on the following DB600 series engines for flying/prospective restorations: DB601Aa, DB601E, DB605A, DB605B, DB605D, DB605DM and DB605DB.

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Old 14th April 2019, 00:23
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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

Hey SM,
I am at 713 DB 605’s documented so far and adding numbers daily. How does that stack up with your numbers?
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Old 14th April 2019, 00:39
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Re: List of DB 605A engine construction numbers?

Hi Steve, I do not have a database of engine numbers, I am involved with engine operation, rebuild and original data. However, my info does cover some early DB605A engine numbers. Obviously, the later engines have different serial numbers that include coded manufacturer info. I have worked on engines that have strange numbers like 0110xxxxxxx? and one I remember, 007xxxxxxx? I referred to as the James Bond engine. Obviously, the codes on late engines can reveal some info about production location and type when the Data plate is missing. I am interested in any of this info. Cheers

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