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1916 V.4    
Isotta-Fraschini was established as Fabbrica Automobili Isotta-Fraschini as a builder of high-quality automobiles.  They produced their first aircraft engine in 1910.  These first engines were water-cooled in-line four-cylinder engines.

During World War I, Isotta-Fraschini produced mostly 6-cylinder engines although the V.5 of 1915 was an in-line 8.

Between wars, Isotta-Fraschini developed many different engines so that by World War II they had a large number of engine types all made in small numbers.

Unable to make the switch from military to civilian production after World War II, Isotta-Fraschini was liquidated.

The Isotta-Fraschini name was resurrected by Breda in 1955. 

 

page updated 02 February 2003

 

 

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