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V ingine

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An early Vee ingine - this is a twa-cylinder V-twin uised in an early Breetish motorcycle

A V ingine, or Vee ingine is a common configuration for an internal combustion ingine. The cylinders an pistons are aligned, in twa separate planes or 'banks', sae that thay appear tae be in a "V" when viewed alang the axis o the crankshaft. The Vee configuration generally reduces the oweraw ingine lenth, heicht an wecht compared wi an equivalent straucht ingine configuration.