MWM TBD 234 Compact High-Output Engines for Installation in Heavy Equipment and Military Vehicles 850257
Motoren-Werke Mannheim AG (MWM) has designed a new series of V-type engines incorporating 6, 8, 12 and 16 cylinders. By means of careful component optimization for higher firing pressures, to be explained on the basis of a few examples, it was possible to increase the standard vehicle output by 63 % and the maximum output available for special vehicles by 100 % while maintaining the external dimensions of the previous series.
Consequently, the values achieved for output per volume as well as weight per HP make these engines suitable for many different uses in vehicles up to 1088 HP and a few examples will also be given. The low fuel consumption over the whole operating range is of particular importance in this connection.