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"Enemy Heating of Vehicle Coolant" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following report on vehicle coolant was published in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 43, January 27, 1944.

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A report has been received from Italy that an enemy half-tracked vehicle has been found to be equipped with a device for heating the coolant.

A small, square-section, water tube boiler was fitted in front of the radiator and so connected to the engine inlet and outlet pipes as to produce a thermo-syphon circulation when heated by a stove fixed to it by means of clamps. The report indicates that this equipment is probably standard equipment on vehicles intended for extremely cold climates.


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