WW2 German Luftwaffe Zündmagneto – ENGINE MAGNETO – DB601 / DB605 – Me109 Me110


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You are bidding on an AMAZING used example of a late-war WW2 German Luftwaffe  Zündmagneto (Engine Magneto), 9-4040 E, ZM 12 CR 8, as used ONLY in the DB601 and DB605 engines!  This engine was used in the Me109 and Me110 fighter aircraft.


The Daimler-Benz DB 605 is a German aircraft engine, built during World War II. Developed from the DB 601, the DB 605 was used from 1942 to 1945 in the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter, and the Bf 110 and Me 210C heavy fighters. The DB 610, a coupled “power system” powerplant comprising a pair of side-by-side configured examples of the DB 605, geared together in the front to turn a single output shaft — and which, like the similar DB 606 that it replaced, weighed 1,515 kg — was used in the A-3 and all A-5 variants of Germany’s only operational heavy bomber, the Heinkel He 177A. 

License-built versions of the DB 605 were used in the Macchi C.205, Fiat G.55, Reggiane 2005 and some other Italian aircraft. It was also initially used in the pusher-design Swedish Saab J21. Approximately 42,400 DB 605s of all kinds were built.


Made by Bosch, this engine magneto is in EXCELLENT used condition!  It retains much of it’s original paint and finish, with only minor blemishes.  No damage or breaks!  THpugh the label indicated DB601, the stamps and markings indicate that it was removed from a late-war DB605 (probably a D Model).  Also retains the original data plates externally.  It appears to be complete, apart from the internal bakelite distributor.  These 2 pieces come up on eBay quite a bit by themselves, so they should be an easy replacement.  I have shown its location in the last photo.  Would make a PERFECT addition to any collection, display, or restoration project!


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 Payment should be made within 7 business days at the end of the auction unless buyer contacts me for other arrangements. I accept all forms of payment. 


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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase. 


——————- ABOUT ME —————– 

Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.  


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