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BMW 803  -  Deutsches Museum, Munich  -  February 2004
The BMW803 was a 4000hp class liquid-cooled 28-cylinder radial engine. Development started in 1939, bench testing commenced in 1944.
The engine was composed of two 14-cylinder elements that could be run independently, each driving its own propeller.
Projected use included the Blohm & Voss BV P.200 flying boat as well as bomber and single seat fighter concepts.