C-160 Transall’s First Engine Start In 10 Years

C-160 Transall’s First Engine Start In 10 Years | World War Wings Videos

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Too Much Smoke!

The people at the Technik Museum Speyer breathed life into this C-160 Transall, which was once operated by the Luftwaffe. The aircraft was parked in the museum and spent a lot of years outside in the weather. 

Lucky for this plane, the museum decided to re-activate its engines and electronics. Now, the aircraft can be driven around and has the capability to open its ramps and doors via hydraulics.

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However, smoke coming out of the engine is usually not a good sign – but apparently, this is normal

According to one commenter, the smoke we see probably came from the preservation oil. The oil has a low viscosity and burns up quite easily. 

Nevertheless, it’ll take a tremendous amount of work to make this C-160 fly again. For now, the aircraft is still restricted to ground use only.

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