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Hitler’s personal plane was powered by this US-designed engine

The first BMW product may have been an aircraft engine, but it took help from the United States to return BMW to their roots after World War I put an end to German aircraft engine production. This BMW 132 radial nine began life in 1926 as the Pratt & Whitney Hornet and went on to power thousands of Luftwaffe planes,… » 6/14/11 10:30am 6/14/11 10:30am