October 14, 2008
OPOC: Not Just the Sound it Makes

The Army is testing a "heavy fuel" engine which could end up powering a variety of different vehicles. I'd never heard of "opposed piston, opposed cylinder" engines before, but the concept certainly sounds interesting. The new proposal makes it sort of sound like lego engines... you just keep stacking more in until you get the power output you want.

Posted by scott at October 14, 2008 10:29 AM

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Sure that's not the sound of the flat rate book hitting the counter?

Posted by: walt moffett on October 14, 2008 10:01 PM

the chieftain tank of the british army in the 1960's had the LEYLAND L60 MK8A six cylinder 12 piston engine of 750bhp in its final form. this engine was so bad that the design was leaked to the russians who came out with a direct copy in the t64 this was no good either!

Posted by: andrew on December 6, 2008 02:38 PM
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