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TIME FOR AN UPDATE ON THE ENGINE SITUATION
Here is the 'new' engine, sitting on a stand at ABRO and under serious investigation.

Stripped right down to basics it appears to be in good condition, bearing in mind it is nearly sixty years old.

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Tank Museum photoNo. 6126/C/6

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Tank Museum photo No. 6126/D/1
One aspect of the Maybach design that British investigators remarked upon was the compact nature of the engine, for a V-12.

This was achieved by clever design and skilled manufacture but it resulted in very thin walls between the cylinders.
Just how slim shows up well here, with the liners removed, you can see how close everything is.

A modest amount of corrosion, a slight fracture or a spot of porous metal in the casting and you have a problem, and it is one aggravated by age.

Engineers at ABRO are consulting various experts to find a solution, as ever we will keep you posted on progress.



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Tank Museum photo No.6126/C/4




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