Voidships

A Steampunk History of a World at War

Diesel power

 
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Thursday, 23 February 1893

In 1893 Rudolf Diesel provided the alternative power supply that Germany needed for its Zeppelin fleet.

Although it has to burn oxygen the diesel engine is efficient at producing power. However it means that the German space-going fleet is largely reliant on massive batteries and occasional use of the diesel engines when specifically needed.

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