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Is it possible to start the tanks engine while shooting with main gun ?


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indu #1 Posted 14 April 2015 - 10:15 PM

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Hi. My co worker served in USSR army as a tank driver. He sayd that its possible to start the tank engine while shooting with the main gun. It was an emergency start when the tank starter or battery failed. My clan mates dont belive it. Is it a myth or not ?

Obsessive_Compulsive #2 Posted 14 April 2015 - 10:23 PM

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at a guess I would say yes its possible. why.. because physics :)

indu #3 Posted 14 April 2015 - 10:31 PM

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View PostSmeeeeg_Heeeeed, on 14 April 2015 - 09:23 PM, said:

at a guess I would say yes its possible. why.. because physics :)

 

But does it have enough kick to move a 40+ tons weight ?

Obsessive_Compulsive #4 Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:13 AM

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View Postindu, on 14 April 2015 - 10:31 PM, said:

 

But does it have enough kick to move a 40+ tons weight ?

 

when a gun fires in a tank it recoils. Modern tanks use hydrolic fluids and other spring sytems to reduce the effect of the recoil. ww2 tanks had similar ways of reducing recoil and methods varied. there are many factors involved here.

 

weight of tank

 

energy expended when gun fires ( you need to know caliber,shel weight, velocity etc)

 

recoil method and its effect on energy.

 

terrain resistence.

 

etc etc..

 

 

Anyway short answer is yes. even modern tanks rock backwards when they fire.

 

 



TINI06 #5 Posted 16 April 2015 - 08:42 PM

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I believe it

DB2212 #6 Posted 16 April 2015 - 09:47 PM

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Isn't it more likely that the compressed gasses in the barrel are used to kick the engine over?

Many aircraft used to be started with a "starter cartridge"

 

http://en.wikipedia...._engine_starter






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