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Saumurs restored King Tiger and engine walkaround

Discussion in 'Military Vehicle Restoration' started by jtrowbridge5, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. jtrowbridge5

    jtrowbridge5 New Member

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    Skipper Kommodore

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    Thank you for sharing these great fully detailled quality pictures!
     
  3. Dave55

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    One of the best sets of pictures I've seen. Thanks!
     
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    Nicely done, thanks.
     
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    Really great photography, particularly of the drive train. Given the weight of the Tiger 2 it really needed a bigger engine. With a few notable exceptions only the Russians pursued diesel and I am aware that the Germans were short on resources and had logistical problems.... plagued them late it the war.....But MAN could have cooked up a worthy engine, a diesel of 8 or 12 cylinders that would have been perfectly suited. Most MBT's today weigh in the catagory of King Tigers and they usually make 1200 to 1500 hp. The KT2 would have done well enough with about 1000 hp. Now getting diesel to it is another issue.

    But , I digress, a very nice photo shoot . In have only seen the dormant one at Bovington and it is impressive,.

    Thanks, Gqaines
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Very nice walk-around pictures. Thanks.
     

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