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The Maybach HL230 in Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum

The Maybach HL230 was a water-cooled 60° 23 liter V12 gasoline engine designed by Maybach. It was used during World War II in heavy German tanks, namely the Panther, Jagdpanther, Tiger II, Jagdtiger (HL230 P30), and later versions of the Tiger I and Sturmtiger (HL230 P45).


The engine was a follow-up version of the slightly smaller HL210 that had a displacement of 21 liters and, unlike the HL230, an aluminium crankcase and block. The HL210 was used to equip the first 250 Tiger I tanks built.

The engine had a volume of 23,095 cm³ (approx. 1,925 cm³ per cylinder) and a maximum output of 700 PS (690 hp, 515 kW) at 3,000 rpm. Maximum torque is 1850 Nm at 2,100 rpm. Typical output was 600 PS (592 hp, 441 kW) at 2,500 rpm.

The crankcase and block were made of cast grey iron. The cylinder heads were made from cast-iron. The engine weighs 1200 kg and its dimensions were 1000 x 1190 x 1310 mm. Aspiration was provided by four twin-choke Solex type 52JFF carburettors. As was typical practice for Maybach, the engine used a tunnel crankshaft.

Approximately 9,000 HL230s were produced in total by Maybach, Auto Union and Daimler-Benz.

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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:36:01 -0700

Vanwege de kinderziekten in de aandrijflijn werd het motorvermogen van de 23 liter Maybach HL230 V12 aanvankelijk geknepen tot 600 pk, wat de topsnelheid van de 43 ton wegende eerste productieserie tot 45 km/u beperkte. Kon de volle 700 pk worden ...
Patheos (blog)
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:42:20 -0800

That's simply part of being a red-blooded American male. To this day, I'd recognize a Panther tank with a V-12 Maybach HL230-P30 engine and an 88-mm main gun if one were strutting up Van Buren in fishnets and calling itself “Biscuit.” Hey, if I had the ...


Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:32:51 -0700

Er rijdt nog wel een andere Tiger, maar dat is zo'n nog brutere Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B aka Königstiger (van het Franse Saumur Tank Museum). De rijdende Bovington Tiger I heeft z'n latere twaalfcilinder 700 pk Maybach HL230 motor van een Ausf.
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Mon, 24 Jul 2006 09:23:49 -0700

Maqwaqman Says: December 7, 2012 at 5:03 am. god, early ww2 british tank ofefcirs were DUMB. HEAT rounds would have made a HUGE difference I love that scene at 5:34. Maybach hl230 (?) crank shaft one of hte few with that weight arragnement.


Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:30:26 -0700

Aprillis 2009 kirjutas Tehnikamaailm Tiger I rasketankist. Selle veelgi kaalukam järglane Tiger II ehk Kuningtiiger oli Teise maailmasõja ajal võimsaim seeriaviisiliselt toodetud tank, mida kaitses kõige paksem soomus. Hitleri plaanide järgi pidi see masin ...
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:07:40 -0800

E) d'un V12 Maybach HL230 de 694cv il devint une terreur du champ de bataille : Une légende prétend qu'un Tigre 1 esseulé parvint à tenir tête à 50 T34, à en détruire 22 et à mettre tous les autres en fuite... Il ne rompit le combat que parce qu'il ...
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 13:36:17 -0700

Il revient avec un stock conséquent de Maybach HL230 de 600cv (ceux qui équipaient tous les chars lourds Allemands), beaucoup étant "neufs en caisse" ! La France communiquera peu sur les origines du moteur de l'ARL44... [smileyperso arl44 06
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 03:57:05 -0700

[smileyperso ) par l'éternel V12 Maybach HL230 P30 de 23 litres de cylindrée (qui a fait les beaux jours de tous les "lourds" Allemands) développant 700cv à 3000Trs et secondé par une boite du même constructeur offrant 8 vitesses avant et 4 arrières.

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