National Geographic : 1945 Jun
SAVING BOTH SPACE AND WEIGHT This is a pair of General Motors series 71 Diesel engines built side by side, delivering their power through a single shaft. It is Detroit Diesel engineers' answer to an urgent call for a lot of dependable Diesel power in a small space. Some of the jobs assigned the basic series 71 power units in "Singles," "Twins," and "Quads" are among the toughest on the books today-powering landing craft and driving Army M-3, M-4 tanks and M-10 tank destroyers. It takes "oomph"-plenty of it-to plow a tank through hip-deep mud, to lift it out of - a KEEP AMERICA STRONG a BUY MORE WAR BONDS DIESEL POWER shell craters, to keep it hot after the enemy - to beach and extricate a landing craft when the breakers are running high. So it is easy to look ahead and see how these "multiple" Diesels will take hold of the countless jobs of industry and perform them equally well-particularly where the ratio of power to weight or space is of prime importance. And remember, these "Twins" and "Quads," like the single sixes, share all the important developments which General Motors has contributed to Diesel science. IS. .15is250s. ,... DETROIT DIESE ENGINE DIVISION, 0o 23s,Mi. oUmS ..ISO to2000 H. ... CLEVELANOIESELENINE DIwSION. CI.wluad n, Oio COMOTIVES....................... ELCRO*MOIVE DIVSION, . QGIn , 0W .