Contrary to the previous comment regarding the use of the Hispano-Suiza 8A V-8, one example of the BB, which was named the BH was tested using this powerplant. In addition, the Spanish company Compañía Española de Construcciones Aeronáuticas (CECA), built a further 12 examples powered by the Hispano engine.
Barry, 21.01.2016 18:40
The BB was designed and built for specifically the British military, namely the RFC and the RNAS. Originally conceived to take the 110 h.p. Le Rhone 9J a shortage of this engine meant the majority of the 94 built were powered by the 80 h.p. Le Rhone 9C. There was talk of using a water cooled Hispano Suiza, but that was all it was, talk.