German Super Weapons

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  1. fly boy

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    i just picked up this book called my tank is fight and one of the things they made scare me

    The landkreuzer p.1500 monster a massive 800mm gunned tank thing if i had a pic of it i would show it to you but if you have anything on it.
     
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    "My Tank Is Fight"....? If I'm not mistaken, that's classified under the "comedy" or "fiction" sections. I wouldn't use that for a serious reference.
     
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    fly boy.. how about taking 2 seconds and doing a quick Google search?

    Posting a photo will actually contribute to the forum and help identify what ur referring too.

    I found this pic in 2 seconds...

    Your question is valid and it's an interesting subject.... Please help by doing some nominal research first.. it helps others.

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    Your P.1500 was never built. It never left the drawing board and was canceled in 1943.

    Why?

    Because it would have been worthless. Something that big, would have been too slow and too easy of a target for aircraft. Besides it would have sank in the damn mud, it was so damn heavy!
     
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    Assuming it did
    surely the mother of all anti-tank mines would render it extremely difficult to repair and reasonably easy to finish off with fighter bombers and probably even strategic bombing - it's certainly big enough.

    What were they thinking of powering it with? Did Maybach have something on the drawing board too?
     
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    Probably use the same engine running Hitler's flying saucer...:lol:
     
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    It looks like a slightly more mobile Maginot Line - until it hits the mother of all anti-tank mines of course, then it's just a Maginot Line :)
     
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    A lot of subs could be built for the price of one p.1500

    They coulda just put treads on a destroyer...

    I would love to see one hit by a Tallboy bomb!
     
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    Here is a superweapon.[​IMG]


    Here is the german railway gun Dora.[​IMG]
     
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    That Dora is one huge gun!!! Same caliber as "Anzio Annie", I presume?
     

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    Just to give an idea of how big the 800mm projectiles the Dora fired really are:
    [​IMG]
     
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    If I remember right, the K5e peices (Leopold aka Anzio Annie) were 28cm (280mm) and the Schwerer Gustov was 80cm (800mm)
     

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    Sounds about right. I knew Annie's were in the 200mm range. Didn't the US bring one back to the states (a Leopold) for testing/training? My braincell is wanting to say its on display at some academy right now....?
     
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    Soren, what museum is that pictures from?
     
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    They brought back a couple K5E guns for testing. The only one left is Leopold, on static at Aberdeen.
     
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    Nice video showing the manufacture of the K-5 280 railway "supergun".
    388 tons of hard german steel.

    Note in the minute 2:20 the huge copper case used to cointain the powder silk bags. Even in large caliber like the 420 and 800mm the germans still used a metallic case instead loose powder bags.



    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaBREJbcOPg
     
  18. Soren

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    The Dora Heavy Gustav were both 800mm guns. The Gustav was used at Sevastapol and the Dora at Stalingrad.
     
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    The Imperial War Museum in London, there's a Jagdpanther there as-well, very close to the T-34. Great place, you should go there some time.
     
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    yes,jerry designers certainly had some silly,stupid ideas.
     
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