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The Final Stage!

The last step in this long and fascinating process
is the installation of the impressive
Maybach HL230P30 V-12
petrol engine
.

Here Ron is putting the final touches
to the big power unit.

Those who have followed the story right through
will recall that this engine came from
the Tank Museum's Tiger II

and in reality would be more applicable
to late production Tiger I tanks.


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Tank Museum photo No. 6058/F/3



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Tank Museum photo No. 6058/B/4

Ron and Dave are deaf to the world
as they test-run the engine
on a temporary rig;
the HL230P30 is a 23 litre engine
which, in service,
developed 700 horse power at 3,000 rpm.

It equipped Panther, Tiger II
and late production Tiger I tanks.

Here it just makes the echoes ring.
Finally the engine is installed.

The most obvious difference,
from the original HL210 engine,
is the use of two large air-cleaners
instead of three smaller ones
but of particular interest here is
the black fitting on the far side.


This is one of the newly-made
fan drive gearboxes
which had to be specially manufactured
for this tank due to the engine change.

Next month - see how she runs!

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Tank Museum photo No. 6067/C/4


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