New Wargaming Video about Engines

Enjoy! The video is a bit odd (why call it a “carburator” engine, why not call it just gasoline engines, that is far better known). By the way, the information about the Germans using gasoline due to their wartime situation is not correct, or at least not entirely. The real reason, as explained by H.Doyle was, that the Germans required certain peak operating time for their engines, which corresponded to gasoline engines. If they required like 2 hours more (IIRC), they would have gone for diesel.


23 thoughts on “New Wargaming Video about Engines

  1. “Carburator” is an air/fuel induction system, I’m pretty sure there were also engines with fuel injection and turbochargers, etc.
    All in all, induction systems change the sound a bit.

    • there is no point of turbocharging low rpm engines and fuel injection came in 1980 so talking about fuel distribution system is kinda pointless :)

      • in 80′s? then tell me, why the hell had Messerschmidt Bf-109 engine with direct fuel injection? learn, mate… german tanks used engines more similar to planes and not cars ;)

        • The common German tank engine used carburetors. Many of them. It was one of the reasons they used so much fuel and yet another reason the Panther caught on fire so often.

  2. It is quite strange, what they put stress on. Still, i appreciate that they try to explain some simple things to todays technically impaired kids…

    SS, you see, there were some aircraft gasoline engines with mechanical direct injection, especially Germans used them from early on – that’s what we today call “GDI”, only without electronics ;) . Pretty impressive.
    And, if we are on details, very early diesels were carburrated too.

    • Some of the engines that they used to illustrate the gas turbine section were clearly jet engines housed in aircraft engine pods. Stonk tech knowledge and research.

      • That’s why they not mentioned them ;) , they had been dropped long before. And that’s why carburator is always connected with gasoline engine. Still, even there it’s going obsolete, apart from lawnmowers…

  3. Basically WG released a video contradicting their decision to make german engines more prone to fire than other engines, especially russian ones, because they use gasoline.

    Nice job as usual WG.

    • so far, i have seen already twice a situation where we nearly had an engine fire wich was related to fuel and not oil. Both times was a gasoline engine, not a diesel engine. All that while having nearly only diesel vehicles.
      (Belgium army technician)

      So, i still believe gasoline is more prone to catch fire, simply because gasoline vapours can ignite easily at normal ambience temperatures.

      • Well yeah…diesel engines are just as prone to fire as gasoline engines. Trouble is once that initial burst of high pressure high temperature goes away, a diesel engine will cease to burn as diesel doesn’t really burn in normal atmospheric temperature and pressure(especially when not vaporized and in liquid form), even if you put an open flame on it.

        Gasoline however….

  4. Crazytone you are right absolutely , a diesel engined tank is much less prone to fire.
    These guys keep changing history to suit themselves..

  5. Why they didn’t say that turbine engine is shitty on low speed gears ? The power output an overall performance drops greatly when a tank needs to manover in woods or needs to get out of mud.

    First one was good but this one seems biased towards russians and their brilliant idea of mountiing turbine engines. Even S-tank had a diesel engine to support turbine in low-speed manovering and start-up.

    I’m not sure if it’s because of this ukraine stuff but Russians seems to be more and more biased than ever before…. and WG’s “patriotic marketing” seems to reflect this.

  6. too short, i wanted them to talk about cooling, lubrication dry/wet sump, particularities of each engine type (i.e.: unreliable german HL295 crap because cylinders where so squeezed together than blowing the liner was easy), a lot of detail on air filtering(from cardboard/felt filters to the revolution of the cyclone/multicyclone/oiled cyclone).

    this was… shit at best

  7. “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.”

    Grats WG