Hellmuth Hirth founded Hirth Motoren in
1927. Hirth aircraft engines were well-known for their excellent
engineering and high quality. Herr Hirth was killed in an aircraft crash
in 1938 and the German government took control of the company.
The 2706 produces more horsepower and torque per pound than any other engine in its class. Al-Nikasil coated cylinders reduces friction and heat contributing to a TBO (Time Between Overhauls) of 1,000 hours.