The inertia starter " Schwungmasse " works by rotating a heavy mass at speed, once it reaches 60rpm a lever is pulled below the hand cranking arm, this pushes the drive pinion onto the fly wheel, making the engine rotate and start. These men starting the Tiger are very experienced tank mechanics, who volunteer to keep Tiger 131 working.
HA-MRN, Kamov-26 - smoky cold start
More videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/kelly2006kamov/videos
And photos: http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=HA-MRN&sort_order=views
...about the helicopter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamov_Ka-26
...about the engines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedeneyev_M14P
Tank Overhaul - Episode 2 - The Panther
Tank Overhaul invites you into a world where military enthusiasts, collectors, and restorers combine their know-how with 21st Century technology to restore the greatest battle tanks of all time. From the original salvage, to the rebuilding process, to the history behind the innovations that made each machine great, watch as one American tank and one German tank get re-built to their former glory.
Program 2: The Panther - The team labors to add a rare German PzKpfw V Panther tank to one of the most prestigious tank collections in the world. Recovered from a riverbed in Poland, the badly mangled hulk presents an incredible challenge to the crew of experts, but also offers clues to the events on the fateful day of its destruction back in World War II.
Sherman Tank Engine
This is an 1100 Cu in. all aluminum Ford 4 cam, 32 valve v-8 that is used in a WWII Sherman Tank. This engine style is also used in the M26
Panther Tank Maybach engine test
This is the first post-rebuild engine test of a 1400 cubic inch Maybach V-12 that spent 45 years submerged in a Polish river. After further testing this engine will be re-installed in the same Panther tank it was submerged inside of. Engine restoration crew: Jacques Littlefield, Greg Taylor, Bill Nahmens, Keith Boles, Dave Marian and Jason Pietz. Arnold Chaves of Dos Palmas Machine rebuilt the cylinder heads and provided technical assistance throughout the rebuild. Original camshafts re-ground by Spiro of Hot Rod Cams. The crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons were reconditioned by Babbitt Bearing. Carburetor bodies, floats and misc. parts supplied by Michael Gibb of the SDKFZ foundation. Special fittings, fasteners and fixtures created by Greg Matonis of Matonis Tool and Engineering. Crankshaft roller bearings reconditioned by Bearings Manufacturing Company. All gaskets laser cut by Advanced Laser and Water jet cutting. Carburetors wet flow tested at Ace Fuel Systems.
This engine is part of the collection of the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation. For more information check out www.milvehtechfound.com
"The Roar of the Tiger" Maybach Engine "Long version" キングタイガー エンジン始動
Saumur Tank Museum
The only working King Tiger tank in the world is on display at the Saumur Tank Museum in France.
Tiger 131 Conservation - Progress and TIGER DAY.
The final installment of our series on the conservation of Tiger 131, with footage from Tiger Day - 31.3.12. For more information, see www.tankmuseum.org or follow us on https://www.facebook.com/tankmuseum.