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    Hugo Junkers put forth the design in 1892

    Cummins and Achates just released this animation of DOD funded opposed piston engine

    Advanced Combat Engine - YouTube

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    A modernized WW2 Fairbanks Morse submarine engine.....

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    In the 50's, Fairbanks Morse also made locomotives using the opposed-piston design.

    They were called "Trainmasters" and "Baby Trainmasters", and the few railroads that purchased them generally liked them.

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    The real engineering and advances are in the flow and management.
    Things like the simulated Atkinson cycle, direct injection, variable valve timing, various versions of forced induction are all more important.
    Ohh...and hybrid drive, and KERS.

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    Basically a Commer Knocker with 2 crankshafts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlight machine View Post
    A modernized WW2 Fairbanks Morse submarine engine.....
    Quote Originally Posted by William Payne View Post
    Basically a Commer Knocker with 2 crankshafts.
    ....or a Napier Deltic.....
    Napier Deltic Engine - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlight machine View Post
    A modernized WW2 Fairbanks Morse submarine engine.....
    Originally licensed from Junkers.. as BMW radials had been from Curtis-Wright..



    ... much of that before "War" and such complicated such matters, of course.

    And then there were the Soviets and "some of everything", eventually including the rugged Soviet "Studebaker" trucks built - literally - "in a factory East of the Urals". Very FAR "east", actually. Why tell a lie when the truth would serve just as well to obfuscate?

    Heavy machine-tools, lend lease from "Mesta", OTOH, the Sovs burned plate to cover up the name in the castings. That one was harder to figure, given the ambiguity in surname origin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    Originally licensed from Junkers.. as BMW radials had been from Curtis-Wright..



    ... much of that before "War" and such complicated such matters, of course.

    And then there were the Soviets and "some of everything", eventually including the rugged Soviet "Studebaker" trucks built - literally - "in a factory East of the Urals". Very FAR "east", actually. Why tell a lie when the truth would serve just as well to obfuscate?

    Heavy machine-tools, lend lease from "Mesta", OTOH, the Sovs burned plate to cover up the name in the castings. That one was harder to figure, given the ambiguity in surname origin.
    Sort of like Fanta, Coca-Cola wanted to sell product in Nazi Germany during WW2 but couldn't be seen supplying Coke to the Germans. So what did they do. Invented Fanta specifically for Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Payne View Post
    Sort of like Fanta, Coca-Cola wanted to sell product in Nazi Germany during WW2 but couldn't be seen supplying Coke to the Germans. So what did they do. Invented Fanta specifically for Germany.
    Henry and Edsel Ford, proud recipients of Weird-Adolf's equivalent of an "E" award for how effectively their commandeered French truck factory was at keeping his Wermacht's bills for grain and horsehoes down. Has this nonsense yet ceased?

    Not. "Semen's" turbines in Crimea... one could go on for days.

    Junker's company did go on to make some right-decent instantaneous water heaters. Had one in HKG, current-era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    ....or a Napier Deltic.....
    Napier Deltic Engine - YouTube
    Napier Deltic and Bristol Hercules are my favorite piston engines. Some nutcase engineering.
    Bristol Hercules sleeve valve radial animation - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiJ View Post
    Napier Deltic and Bristol Hercules are my favorite piston engines. Some nutcase engineering.
    Bristol Hercules sleeve valve radial animation - YouTube
    Yup, probably some designer peddaling to work one day, hit a pothole...
    and Eureka...."3 crankshafts, in a triangle.
    I'll do it all with gears"......

    Same guy that came up with the national acme 8 spindle lathe..
    "Look guys, it will have 8 spindles, all running at the same time.
    Then, they all move, headstock, bar feeders and all, rotate to the next
    position"

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    Pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Payne View Post
    Sort of like Fanta, Coca-Cola wanted to sell product in Nazi Germany during WW2 but couldn't be seen supplying Coke to the Germans. So what did they do. Invented Fanta specifically for Germany.
    Not quite but almost It's a German creation.

    "Fanta is an orange soda drink. It was created in Germany in 1940. Fanta was created during World War II in Nazi Germany by the German Coca Cola (GmbH) bottling company. Because of the war, there was no shipping between Nazi Germany and the United States."

    How Fanta was invented in Nazi Germany to quench people's thirst for Coke - The Local

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Yup, probably some designer peddaling to work one day, hit a pothole...
    and Eureka...."3 crankshafts, in a triangle.
    I'll do it all with gears"......

    Same guy that came up with the national acme 8 spindle lathe..
    "Look guys, it will have 8 spindles, all running at the same time.
    Then, they all move, headstock, bar feeders and all, rotate to the next
    position"
    I find it hard to believe that it would be a just a coincidence that Bristol Hercules was designed one year after the invention of LSD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    Not quite but almost It's a German creation.

    "Fanta is an orange soda drink. It was created in Germany in 1940. Fanta was created during World War II in Nazi Germany by the German Coca Cola (GmbH) bottling company. Because of the war, there was no shipping between Nazi Germany and the United States."

    How Fanta was invented in Nazi Germany to quench people's thirst for Coke - The Local
    Correct, coca cola Germany was owned by coca cola USA but was cut off during the war. Due to the trade embargoes they could not get product. So they invented Fanta. Once the war was over Coca Cola USA regained control of their German division and took control of Fanta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiJ View Post
    I find it hard to believe that it would be a just a coincidence that Bristol Hercules was designed one year after the invention of LSD
    "Rediscovery" the more accurate.

    Researchers DID finally find the fossilized spores of the ergot infection on Rye wheat source of the lysine Amino acid that feeds ergot to produce Lysergic Acid Diethylamide.

    Where? Salem. And other sites in both Europe and America where "witches" had been burnt in a period of perceived strangeness. Food poisoning of the pyschotropic kind, and with deadly effect.

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    Not sure how this engine ties in but my Nieces husband is an engineer who has designed several vehicles for the military. The Us military is now designing trucks which can be separated into three or four basic hunks. The idea is to repair battle damage... the bad hunk is removed and a new one installed in under four hours. He explained it to me the engine and front suspension is one piece, the cab and controls, the rear section including fuel system. This means everything has quick connectors at each section limit. All the brake lines, fuel lines, steering shafts, drive shafts, exhaust, main frame, electric everything can be easily disconnected at three or four places.
    Then idea is you can take several damaged trucks and mix and match hunks to get a good one in under one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    Not sure how this engine ties in but my Nieces husband is an engineer who has designed several vehicles for the military. The Us military is now designing trucks which can be separated into three or four basic hunks. The idea is to repair battle damage... the bad hunk is removed and a new one installed in under four hours. He explained it to me the engine and front suspension is one piece, the cab and controls, the rear section including fuel system. This means everything has quick connectors at each section limit. All the brake lines, fuel lines, steering shafts, drive shafts, exhaust, main frame, electric everything can be easily disconnected at three or four places.
    Then idea is you can take several damaged trucks and mix and match hunks to get a good one in under one day.
    Problem with all these "engineers" is they've never been anywhere near the field of battle and under STRESS.

    "Under one Hour" to cannibalize roll-wheel from dead wheel when all to be had was ordinary trucks and ignorant wrenches and the odd torch in the clever hands of America's farm-boys, miners, and truckers gone off to war. Couldn't make it in time? Haul it off to the rear, draw new. 5T LWB multifuel with winch was simple dumb to repair and all of 8,000 1967 USD brand-new.

    These guys are going to have ten grand worth of hard-to-source fittings in these expensive toys.

    Same breed as thought a Matell Toys .22 made a substitute for a battle rifle.

    Nothing for that one but to go pick on physically smaller and less healthy enemies then still have to substitute $200,000 missiles out of multi-million dollar air assets for .30 cal rounds.

    What next?

    A main Battle tank built from Kevlar Legos so that, too costs more and takes MORE time to repair rather than LESS?

    Truck is in three sections, not one? Other side knows this, uses three cheap RPG rounds instead of one cheap RPG round. Wot? ten bucks, we're f**ked?

    Back to square one, are we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Payne View Post
    Sort of like Fanta, Coca-Cola wanted to sell product in Nazi Germany during WW2 but couldn't be seen supplying Coke to the Germans. So what did they do. Invented Fanta specifically for Germany.
    Close but not quite.

    From Wiki:

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    During WWII, a trade embargo was established against Nazi Germany—making the import of Coca-Cola syrup difficult.[1] To circumvent this, Max Keith, the head of Coca-Cola Deutschland (Coca-Cola GmbH) decided to create a new product for the German market, using only ingredients available in Germany at the time, including whey and apple pomace—the "leftovers of leftovers", as Keith later recalled.[1][2] The name was the result of a brief brainstorming session, which started with Keith's exhorting his team to "use their imagination" (Fantasie in German), to which one of his salesmen, Joe Knipp, immediately retorted "Fanta!"[2]

    The plant was effectively cut off from Coca-Cola headquarters during the war. After the war, The Coca-Cola Company regained control of the plant, formula, and the trademarks to the new Fanta product—as well as the plant profits made during the war.[1][2]

    During the war the Dutch Coca-Cola plant in Amsterdam (N.V. Nederlandsche Coca-Cola Maatschappij) suffered the same difficulties as the German Coca-Cola plant. Max Keith therefore also put the Fanta brand at the disposal of the Dutch Coca-Cola plant, of which he had been appointed the official caretaker. Dutch Fanta had a completely different recipe from German Fanta, elderberries being one of the main ingredients.[3]

    Fanta production was discontinued when the German and Dutch Coca-Cola branches were reunited with their parent company. Following the launch of several drinks by the Pepsi corporation in the 1950s, Coca-Cola competed by relaunching Fanta in 1955. The drink was heavily marketed in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.[4]

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    the working prototype ---Cummins--Achates--Junkers

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