The Argus As 10 is a German-designed and built, air-cooled 90° cylinder bank angle inverted V8 "low power" inline aircraft engine, used mainly in training aircraft such as the Arado Ar 66 and Focke-Wulf Fw 56 Stösser and other small short range reconnaissance and communications aircraft like the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch during and shortly after WWII. It was first built in 1928.
When engineers designed the Pilatus P-2, they were largely inspired by a German trainer: Arado AR96. This aircraft used a number of technical solutions also found in the best-known German fighter of World War II: Messerschmitt Bf-109. Especially landing gear & 12-cylinder engine. In fact, the silhouette of Pilatus is loosely that of his "glorious" Germanic elder
Fieseler Storch alias Morane 500 (of 3/33 Périgord, Cognac 1945?). Both during war under German orders, and for several years after war under licence Storches were built in France, and post war known as Criquets.
The Fieseler Fi 156 "Storch" light transport aircraft used by General Erwin Rommel in the North Africa. Rommel was known to hop in his Storch and fly over the battlefront to get a clearer picture on operations. Photo taken by Rommel himself during his Campaign in North Africa, 1941
Fieseler FI 156 Storch (Stork-also known as Criket under French licence build during & after WWII) C3 - F-AZRA. Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis, Ferte Alais - LFFQ, 14.05.2005. Incredibly agile & excellent slow speed loiter characteristics. In even light wind seen them hovering or flying backwards at some shows.