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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Reader Yogi Sets The Record Straight. The Post Of The "Panzer" Engine Is NOT Correct.

 Yogi sends: "Not a Maybach engine as used in Panzers and other wehrmacht armour but a Continental AV1790 used in US Armour"

Someone obviously mislabeled that youtube video a few posts below.

 Here is one I found of the AV1790

 


AV-1790 Continental engine that was used on the T30 and T34 heavy tanks. This engine ended up on top in competitive trials.

The first changes to the Heavy Tank T30 program were made towards the end of 1944. It was clear that the heavy tanks would be late to the war, and not only was the volume of the orders reduced, but the chassis was revised. The engine was the first to change. Initially, the plan was to use the 27 L Ford GAC, which put out 770 hp. However, even initial estimates showed that the power to weight ratio of the T29 and T30 would be low, and a new engine was suggested: the air cooled 29 L Continental AV-1790. This engine could produce up to 810 hp. The transmission also changed. Like the T29, the final selection was made in favour of the Alisson CD-850-1.  via >>>LINK to TANK ARCHIVES

 

  

  

Starting a Maybach




7 comments:

  1. Seems not a great way to start an engine, especially if caught totally flat-footed by the enemy.

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  2. One Englishman vs two Germans....

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  3. I can well imagine how difficult it was to initially spin that engine on a cold morning during a battle!
    An air starter would've been a good idea...

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  4. I believe that the inertial starter was a secondary starter with a electric motor as the primary starter.

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  5. I believe that the inertial starter was a secondary starter with a electric motor as the primary starter.

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  6. I'm glad to see all the people who jumped in there to help the guy spinning the flywheel.

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  7. I've rebuilt a few motors in my time, but nothing like this. This looks like a goram beast.

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