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Nothing beats the sound of a radial engine starting up – there just isn’t anything like it! A radial engine revving up from a cold start is something you should hear once in your life.
According to the video uploader, a smokey start is expected when it comes to radial engines. When these engines aren’t running, the oil will accumulate in the lower cylinder which causes the smoke when starting up.
This M4A1E8 HVSS 76mm tank has a Continental-built Wright R-975-C4 radial engine with 9 cylinders outputting 450 hp. The Sherman is such a menacing and fascinating tank, don’t miss out on hearing its radial engine down below.