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.
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.