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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