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Scroll down and you'll find some info on the E-100.
As for guns, this is what they planned:
"128mm KwK 44 L/55 & coaxial 75mm KwK 44 L/36.5
1 x 7.92mm MG34 (planned)
150mm KwK 44 L/38 & coaxial 75mm KwK 44 L/36.5
1 x 7.92mm MG34 (prototype)
170mm KwK 44 & coaxial 75mm KwK 44 L/36.5
1/2 x 7.92mm MG34/42 (production) "
So, a 170mm with a 75mm coax! Indeed.. but at 137 tons, with a 12cyl 800hp engine it would be pretty underpowered.
.. Seems like they planed to make conversions of it as well. Including a "88-flakzwilling". A double 88-flak cannon. Can't blame 'em for not being creative!
Yeah, what about that? Were there no bigger alternatives than the old Tiger I Maybach engine to put in the newer panzers?
They must have had something going on at Bayerische Motoren Werke..?
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That little turtle is very impressive. Although I doubt it´s superiorness in combat. Many other German tank developments of that time had weak points, this one here would hardly fit into the Main Battle Tank role due it´s lack of speed. Additionally the E-100 had only a very limited operational range - with a storage of 1200 litres of fuel and a consumption of 1000 litres per 100 kilometres you won´t get far.
Germany would've been better off with fielding Panthers and Jagdpanthers exclusively from 1943 on.
what would happen if you tried to take it over a bridge? or on a road with pipes under it?
The E-100, and the Maus, were designed - initially, at least - to be able to ford fully as any other tank would.
Originally Posted by Thumpsquid
The Maus actually saw use... Well nearly: 'The V2 prototype with the armed turret was dispatched to Berlin for its defense but broke down at Stamplager, near Zossen. It was blown up by its crew to prevent it from falling into enemy hands. It did not see any combat.' From Wikipedia.
Originally Posted by Freibier
But, say if Jerry won on the Eastern front and could afford building a type of heavies for special batallions. What type should they perfer? This big-ass, jagdtiger, köningstiger, Panther II?
With more time to develop gear and engines, making these reliable and agile (more power), they should be a ferocious foe in a (delayed) 1946 Normandy landing.
I believe these machines has got an unfair reputation, as war shortages and hurled production made them perform a lot poorer than the engineers intended them to in the first place.
We never got to see full size pz.div's with Tiger II's en'mass, flank-protected by Panthers. The situation of late 44 and 45 forced them to fight wastly outnumbered, usually out of gas, and constantly pounded with bombs and artillery. Its not an easy scene to make a debut.
"On the road from Bollersdorf to Strausberg stood a further 11 Stalin tanks, and away on the egde of the village itself were around 120-150 enemy tanks in the process of being refuelled and re-armed. I opened fire and destroyed first and last of the 11 Stalin tanks on the road....My own personal score of enemy tanks destroyed in this action was 39."
[*******black]SS-Hauptscharführer Karl Körner[/COLOR],
schwere SS Panzer Abteilung (103) 503 / III SS Panzer Corps (Tiger II),
East Germany, April of 1945.</I>
"One day a Tiger Royal tank got within 150 yards of my tank and knocked me out. Five of our tanks opened up on him from ranges of 200 to 600 yards and got five or six hits on the front of the Tiger. They all just glanced off and the Tiger backed off and got away. If we had a tank like Tiger, we would all be home today."
Report by tank commander Sergeant Clyde D. Brunson from 2nd Armored Division, 1945.
What tank was the good Sergeant driving?
Originally Posted by Rittmester
That's one big ass tank
that model is amazing! who made it? the detail is very impressive....
The kit is the 1/35 Dragon E-100.
Originally Posted by RAFREGT
Some Brian Keaney fixed it up
Bite my shiny metal ass!
Hitler seemed obsessed with huge tanks and wonder weapons. If he would have been obsessed with the Luftwaffe, things may have been different.
Great pics, thank you!
Looking around at achtungpanzer it seems like they outfitted the Maus with
Originally Posted by Rittmester
Daimler-Benz MB 509 / 12-cylinder / 1080hp (V1)
Daimler-Benz MB 517 Diesel / 12-cylinder / 1200hp (V2)
Although that would hardly have been enough, as the Maus weighed in at about 188,000 kg.
There were also some plans for a "Löwe", a 90-ton panzer.
"This new panzer was to have maximum speed of some 44km/h being powered by 1000hp Daimler-Benz marine engine used in Schnellboot (torpedo boat)."