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Friday, May 10, 2013

Tiger by the Tail

Tiger Tank 131 Hand Crank Engine Start Up

After reading that Cracked story about how the Eastern front was the main event in WW2 and how the Western front was just a side-show, my whole view of Europe and Russia is undergoing a radical shift. Again. The technique they are using here (spinning up a flywheel and then connecting the flywheel to the engine to start it) is very similar to the one used on the Russian Anotov AN-2 Biplane. I have never seen a machine that uses this technique, and I've seen a few. Must be something about Eastern Europe that warps minds.

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