Hispano-Suiza 12Y

The Hispano-Suiza 12Y was a French aircraft engine in the pre-WWII era. The 12Y became the primary 1,000 hp (750 kW) class engine and was used in a number of famous aircraft, including the Morane-Saulnier M.S.406 and Dewoitine D.520. Its design was based on the earlier and somewhat smaller, 12X. A further development was underway, the 12Z, but ended due to the German occupation of France.

The 12Y, which was developed from the HS-8, was also produced under Hispano-Suiza licence in the Soviet Union as the Klimov M-100. This design later spawned the highly successful Klimov VK-105 series that powered the Yakovlev and Lavochkin fighters as well as the Petlyakov Pe-2 bomber. Licensed production of the early models was also undertaken in Czechoslovakia as the Avia Vr. 36.

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