Bentele, Max, 1909-Alternative names
Born Jan. 15, 1909 in Jungingen, Germany, electrical and mechanical engineer who gained international recognition as an authority on automotive engine design and development. He patented 28 inventions and pioneered the development of the jet engine/gas turbine and the Wankel rotary engine. He was chief engineer for rotary combustion engines at Curtiss-Wright where he began its Wankel rotary engine program. He also served as consulting engineer to AVCO Lycoming and founded XAMAG, an engineering research, writing and consulting firm.
From the description of Papers of Max Bentele, 1903-1991. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 52815560
Bentele (1909- ) is a designer of turbojet aircraft and served as president of Mahle Company, which produced pistons for jet airplanes.
From the description of Papers, 1936-1993. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 46837376
- Automobiles--Motors--Design and construction
- Wankel engine
- Stirling engines
- Rotary combustion engines
- Automobiles, Gas-turbine
- Aeronautical engineer
- United States (as recorded)