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Opposed-piston engine

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An opposed-piston engine is a reciprocating internal combustion engine in which each cylinder has a piston at both ends, and no cylinder head. [1]

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Achates Power

Achates Power is an American developer of opposed-piston, two-stroke, compression ignition engines for use in commercial and passenger vehicles.

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Aircraft diesel engine

The aircraft diesel engine or aero diesel has not been widely used as an aircraft engine.

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Al-Khalid tank

The Al-Khalid (الخالد ٹینک—, literally "The Eternal Tank") is a main battle tank jointly developed by Pakistan and China during the 1990s, based on the Chinese Type 90-IIM tank.

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Armoured fighting vehicle

An armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) is an armed combat vehicle protected by armour, generally combining operational mobility with offensive and defensive capabilities.

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Atkinson cycle

The Atkinson-cycle engine is a type of internal combustion engine invented by James Atkinson in 1882.

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British Rail Class 23

The British Rail Class 23 were a class of ten Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives built by the English Electric Company (EE) in 1959.

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British Rail Class 55

The British Rail Class 55 was a class of diesel locomotive built in 1961 and 1962 by English Electric.

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Chieftain (tank)

The FV4201 Chieftain was the main battle tank of the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The main battle tank was further improved by being the first tank in service to incorporate the Chobham armour upgrades. A development of the Centurion, the Chieftain introduced the supine (reclining backwards) driver position to British design enabling a heavily sloped hull with reduced height. A new powerpack and improved transmission gave it higher speed than the Centurion despite being heavier due to major upgrades to armour protection and the armament. It remained in service until replaced by the Challenger 1 which shared a large number of the Chieftain's features.

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Commer TS3

The Commer TS3 was a diesel engine fitted in Commer trucks built by the Rootes Group in the 1950s and 1960s.

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A crankshaft—related to crank—is a mechanical part able to perform a conversion between reciprocating motion and rotational motion.

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Cylinder (engine)

A cylinder is the central working part of a reciprocating engine or pump, the space in which a piston travels.

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Cylinder head

In an internal combustion engine, the cylinder head (often informally abbreviated to just head) sits above the cylinders on top of the cylinder block.

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Diesel engine

The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).

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Diesel locomotive

A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine.

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Founded in early 2008, EcoMotors was an American company developing and commercializing an opposed-piston opposed-cylinder (OPOC) engine for use in cars, light trucks, commercial vehicles, aerospace, marine, agriculture, auxiliary power units, generators, etc.

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Engine displacement

Engine displacement is the swept volume of all the pistons inside the cylinders of a reciprocating engine in a single movement from top dead centre (TDC) to bottom dead centre (BDC).

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Fairbanks Morse 38 8-1/8 diesel engine

The Fairbanks-Morse 38 8-1/8 is a diesel engine of the two-stroke, opposed-piston type.

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Fairbanks Morse and Company was an American manufacturing company in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Flat engine

A flat engine is an internal combustion engine with horizontally-opposed cylinders.

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FV430 series

The FV430 series covers a number of armoured fighting vehicles of the British Army, all built on the same chassis.

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Gas turbine

A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of continuous combustion, internal combustion engine.

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A gear or cogwheel is a rotating machine part having cut like teeth, or cogs, which mesh with another toothed part to transmit torque.

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General aviation

General aviation (GA) is all civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services and non-scheduled air transport operations for remuneration or hire.

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Gobron-Brillié was an early French automobile manufactured from 1898 to 1930.

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Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel

The Hunt class is a class of thirteen mine countermeasure vessels of the Royal Navy.

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Ignition system

An ignition system generates a spark or heats an electrode to a high temperature to ignite a fuel-air mixture in spark ignition internal combustion engines oil-fired and gas-fired boilers, rocket engines, etc.

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Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a heat engine where the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit.

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James Atkinson (inventor)

James Atkinson (1846–1914) of Hampstead was a British engineer who invented several engines with greater efficiency than the Otto cycle.

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Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG (JFM, earlier JCO or JKO in World War I), more commonly Junkers, was a major German aircraft and aircraft engine manufacturer.

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Junkers Jumo 204

The Junkers Jumo 204 was the second in a series of German aircraft Diesel engines.

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Junkers Jumo 205

The Junkers Jumo 205 aircraft engine was the most famous of a series of aircraft Diesel engines that were the first, and for more than half a century the only successful aviation Diesel powerplants.

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Junkers Jumo 223

The Junkers Jumo 223 was an experimental 24-cylinder aircraft engine based on the Junkers Jumo 205.

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Kolomna Locomotive Works

The Kolomna Locomotive Works (Kolomensky Zavod) is a major producer of railroad locomotives in Russia.

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Leyland L60

The Leyland L60 was a British vertical six-cylinder opposed-piston two-stroke diesel engine designed by Leyland Motors Ltd in the late 1950's/early 1960's for the Chieftain Main Battle Tank (MBT).

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Linear alternator

A linear alternator is essentially a linear motor used as an electrical generator.

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A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.

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Louis Rigolly

Louis Rigolly, a Frenchman, was the first man to drive a car at over.

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Michel engine

The Michel engine was an unusual form of opposed-piston engine.

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Napier Deltic

The Napier Deltic engine is a British opposed-piston valveless, supercharged uniflow scavenged, two-stroke Diesel engine used in marine and locomotive applications, designed and produced by D. Napier & Son.

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Otto cycle

An Otto cycle is an idealized thermodynamic cycle that describes the functioning of a typical spark ignition piston engine.

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A piston is a component of reciprocating engines, reciprocating pumps, gas compressors and pneumatic cylinders, among other similar mechanisms.

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Pratt & Whitney PT1

The Pratt & Whitney PT1 (US military designation T32) was a free-piston gas turbine project developed in the early 1940s.

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Raúl Pateras Pescara

Raúl Pateras Pescara de Castelluccio (1890 – 1966), marquis of Pateras-Pescara, was an engineer and inventor from Argentina who specialized in automobiles, helicopters and free-piston engines.

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Reciprocating engine

A reciprocating engine, also often known as a piston engine, is typically a heat engine (although there are also pneumatic and hydraulic reciprocating engines) that uses one or more reciprocating pistons to convert pressure into a rotating motion.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Stridsvagn 103

The Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103), "Strv" is the Swedish military abbreviation of stridsvagn, Swedish for tank while the 103 comes from being the third tank in Swedish service to be equipped with a 10 cm gun.

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A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.

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A supercharger is an air compressor that increases the pressure or density of air supplied to an internal combustion engine.

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The T-64 is a Soviet second-generation main battle tank introduced in the early 1960s.

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The T-80 is a third-generation main battle tank (MBT) designed and manufactured in the Soviet Union.

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The T-84 is a Ukrainian main battle tank (MBT), a development of the Soviet T-80 main battle tank.

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A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat, with heavy firepower, strong armour, tracks and a powerful engine providing good battlefield maneuverability.

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Tilling-Stevens was a British manufacturer of buses and other commercial vehicles, based in Maidstone, Kent.

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A turbocharger, or colloquially turbo, is a turbine-driven forced induction device that increases an internal combustion engine's efficiency and power output by forcing extra air into the combustion chamber.

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Two-stroke engine

A two-stroke (or two-cycle) engine is a type of internal combustion engine which completes a power cycle with two strokes (up and down movements) of the piston during only one crankshaft revolution.

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Weslake A80

The Weslake A80 is a liquid cooled, two-stroke, opposed piston, 1332cc diesel aircraft engine, produced by Weslake.

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William Beardmore and Company

William Beardmore and Company was a Scottish engineering and shipbuilding conglomerate based in Glasgow and the surrounding Clydeside area.

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William Doxford & Sons

William Doxford & Sons Ltd, often referred to simply as Doxford, was a British shipbuilding and marine engineering company.

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