Argus Motorengesellschaft is most famous for its inverted vee piston engines, notably the As 10 inverted V-8 and the As 410 inverted V-12 which powered the Fw 189 and Ar 96. Perhaps their most notorious engine was the Argus-Schmidt 109-014 pulsejet used to power the V-1 buzz bomb.

1902: Argus builds its first automobile engine

1906: Argus adapts its auto engine for use in aircraft

1919: Aircraft engine work ceases

1928: Argus re-enters the aircraft engine with an inverted inline 4, the As 8

1942: First flight of the 109-014 powered V-1 (Fi 103)

Argus As 10

Introduced in 1931, the As 10 was based on the As 8 inverted in-line four cylinder engine of 1928. The most notable model was the As 10C of which over 28,000 were produced by 1945.


  • As 10C-3: 240 hp (179 kW)


  • Inverted V-8 piston engine
  • Air cooled
  • Displacement: 773 cubic inches (12.7 litres)
  • Bore x stroke: 120 x 140 mm

used by

  • Fieseler Fi 156 Storch