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1. Xtrem65 2 years ago

That wont make a good getaway vehicle...

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2. dave9191 2 years ago

Lets just hope it doesn't stall on the battlefield...

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3. Kuttan 2 years ago

Must be a WWII era one - with the manual cranking of the engine...

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4. MajorIdea 2 years ago

#3 Is it a bird? Is it a plane? http://profileimages.torn.com/5ea814f3-117d-8b62-1019122.jpg

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5. Malakyte 2 years ago

The comment at the end of the video about the exhaust smoke (translated from French):
"Well, I'm in deep shit now. It will take 2 weeks before it goes away."

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6. Paul1968 2 years ago

imagine the size of the guys keychain...... go figure

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7. cameramaster 2 years ago

I would imagine that tank has one HUGE flywheel...when they get that going THEN they can start it........Just guessing though!

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8. Comment rated too low. Show this comment 210 2 years ago

Τhis vehicle makes two wrong things:

A kills peoples
B pollutes the environment

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9. CrackrJak 2 years ago

They were cranking the generator to charge the starter motor.

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10. binarybill 2 years ago

Seems very odd now, but I clearly remember the days when all cars had a cranking handle provided as a back-up way to start them.

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11. mayhemnz 2 years ago

It's a Tiger II, Now I understand why I have to wait 30 sec for the round to start in "World of tank's"

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12. Comment rated too low. Show this comment tiggfigg 2 years ago

Silly fuckers should have bought it with electric start. :|

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13. raider3119 2 years ago

So that's how you start up a tank!

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14. Tehnol 2 years ago

Some WWII Aeroplanes were started this way as well. They're spinning up a flywheel type thing to build up potential energy and then engaging a clutch arrangement to turn the engine over enough for it to fire once or twice.

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15. irishgek 2 years ago

Nice of them to warn the enemy that there on the way with a helpful warning siren!

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16. Pret121 2 years ago

14 comments, and not one of them concerning the price of gas. I'm impressed!

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17. desertstorm 2 years ago

#10 That is a more clever way to start the engine than that used in old cars. Whereas in a car you had to apply force directly to the crankshaft, thus facing the difficulty of overcoming engine compression ratio to turn it (absolutely impossible with a huge tank engine), in the case of inertia starter (seen here) you just had to spin up the flywheel and it would do the rest.

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18. loadrunner 2 years ago

I wonder why tanks have camoflage, if you can hear them 5 miles away.

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19. stretchpadawan 2 years ago

thats what a tiger fart looks like..

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20. Neutral 2 years ago

WTF hands crank start a tank? You must be kidding.
You got to pray hard for the engine not to died off half way the battle :O

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21. mydixiewrecked 2 years ago

#1 that would be the perfect getaway vehicle just dont turn it off. Its a freaking tank for god sake!!!

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22. Neutral 2 years ago

#18 guess you have not been in the army, the camouflage is to prevent enemy from seeing them in distance, especially the aircraft.
And they are good for ambushing enemy, hit and run (engine will be normally off during such operation) ,
But for hand crank......erm..........btw... who built this tank?

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23. Noobeater 2 years ago

Its purring like a kitty. Sorry "Tiger"

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24. Granko 2 years ago

#9, I don't know anything about that tank, but I guess there is no starter motor (at least not used in this case). Those guys were rather spinning up some flywheel to accumulate enough momentum to kick-start the engine - purely mechanical priciple of turning rotating the engine. According to the sound there is some really fast spinning heavy disc, which when connected to the engine (via some transmission) provides enough power for a few engine rotations sufficient to start it. However, some insider could provide more details.

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25. tiggfigg 2 years ago

Lungs burning! :'(

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26. JordanR18 2 years ago

Toss a coin for when it stalls in a battle.

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27. zfissette 2 years ago

The is a german tiger tank from world war two. It was literally a juggernaut. they tore through our tanks and were for the most part invulnerable. The big draw back was their huge fuel consumption and weight. there were many bridges they could not use and they sank like a rock in any kind of water so it was very hard for them to move freely around europe during the war. then there was the issue that when something broke towing them was a nightmare and by hand repairs were almost impossible due to the weight of the components. A testimony to their engineering is the fact that if fielded today they would still be considered a dangerous heavy tank.

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28. manxman 2 years ago

it may have had an electric starter when new, but they must be hard to find now. the ones in the film kelly's heroes (outside the bank) started electrically.

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29. cyberdevil 2 years ago

So I guess they just towed the tank to a proper location and placed it there like a cannon. Lot of work to get it working...

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30. schlafanzyk 2 years ago

I wonder how enormous the flywheel must be in that thing..