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ENGINE TEST RESUME
Tank Museum photo No. 6215/D/5
| Tests of the rebuilt engine took place in
Using the same improvised rig as before it was given a thorough test and reports suggest that all is well.
The photo shows Ron preparing the engine for its first test.
|As already mentioned, since
the original engine was sectioned for investigation during the war we
have had to use a Maybach HL230 series V12, which would not normally
have been found in an early Tiger such as ours.
Tank Museum photo No. 6216/E/5
Tank Museum photo No. 6216/E/1
|The first unit suffered severe
damage but has now been rebuilt, at ABRO Bovington, using a spare block
that was on display.
This unit seems to be functioning well
and it has been inspected by an engineer
on behalf of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
If everything goes according to plan
there should be some good news
in time for the October 2003 report.
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