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'Opposed-piston-opposed-cylinder' engine...is this the truck diesel of the future wonders Biglorryblog?

  • 31 January 2011
  • By Biglorryblog

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If you thought that diesel engines were like this with only had one piston-per-cyclinder which goes up and down (or in the case of a bus engine, side-to-side) then this video clip

http://www.engineeringtv.com/video/Opposed-Piston-Opposed-Cylinder

which was sent to me by Dominic Billerwell is worth watching. It's of a fascinating protoype of an opposed cylinder/dual-opposed-piston engine which Dominic says: "You SHOULD find this very interesting. Cheers Dominic" And I certainly did! And they're talking about using it in US Army trucks too...