The Volvo Dual Powerplant for Military Vehicles 660017

This paper gives a brief description of the diesel-gas turbine powerplant developed by Volvo for military applications. It describes the operation principles, the basic components and their relative arrangement, and some of the basic philosophy and thinking behind the selection and design of the unit. Also described are the new combining gear and transmission arrangement with the interlockable freewheels, as well as some other new features incorporated. Possible future development of the system and possible applications are discussed.


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