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Combustion (Civ5)

Technology of the Modern era

Cost 4100 20xScience5
Required techs Railroad (Civ5) Railroad
Leads to Combined arms (Civ5) Combined arms
Units enabled Destroyer (Civ5) Destroyer
Landship (Civ5) Landship
Buildings enabled None
Notes

Extends Land Trade routes' range

Combustion (Civ5)

Technology of the Modern era

Cost 4642 20xScience5
Required techs Railroad (Civ5) Railroad
Leads to Combined arms (Civ5) Combined arms
Units enabled Destroyer (Civ5) Destroyer
Landship (Civ5) Landship
Buildings enabled None
Notes

None

Combustion (Civ5)

Technology of the Industrial era

Cost 2200 20xScience5
Required techs Replaceable parts (Civ5) Replaceable parts
Railroad (Civ5) Railroad
Dynamite (Civ5) Dynamite
Leads to Atomic theory (Civ5) Atomic theory
Lasers (Civ5) Lasers
Units enabled Tank (Civ5) Tank
Panzer (Civ5) Panzer
Buildings enabled None
Notes
  • Industrial era in vanilla Civ5

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"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."
–Albert Einstein

Game InfoEdit

The Combustion technology creates the contemporary internal combustion engine, widely used in smaller transportation vehicles.

Its military application allows the creation of the first Tank in the game (the Landship in Gods & Kings and Brave New World). Also in Gods & Kings and Brave New World, the Destroyer is created via this technology. Finally, in Brave New World, land trade routes benefit from extended range with this tech.

Historical InfoEdit

"Combustion" means burning. It's a chemical reaction between substances, one of which is usually oxygen, which often results in the generation of light and heat energy. Here we're speaking specifically about the use of combustion inside of an engine (hence, "internal combustion") to create energy to turn a crank or move a piston.

There are two different types of internal combustion engines: intermittent-combustion engines and steady flow engines. In an intermittent-combustion engine, a certain amount of fuel and oxygen is injected into the combustion chamber where it ignites and moves a piston or some other mechanical device, after which another discrete amount of fuel and oxygen is once again inserted, and the entire process repeats. Automobile engines are examples of intermittent-combustion engines. In an steady-flow engine, a steady stream of fuel and oxygen is injected into engine, burning continuously. Jet engines are steady-flow.

The first internal combustion engine patent was given to Englishmen Samuel Brown in 1823 for his "gas vacuum engine," which ran on hydrogen and oxygen. The first patent for using a jet engine to power an aircraft was filed in 1921 by Frenchman Maxime Guillaume. Neither of these first attempts was very successful, but they paved the way for technologies which would power the world right up until today, and for the foreseeable future.

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