Eddie Murray

It was just a matter of time before the Allied armies would slog their way into the heart of Germany and finish them off. In small maps like Himmelsdorf, you don't have much of an option anyway. Not exactly. The suspension used by the Maus also had to be adjusted to enable it to bear the tank's weight. It arrived there on May 4, 1946. It is the heaviest fully-enclosed armored fighting vehicle ever built. It has been theorized that perhaps Hitler might have compensated Porsche for his past failures as a military designer by awarding him the Maus contract.

The modified gasoline-fueled Daimler-Benz MB 509 engine used in the prototype was only able to propel it at 13 km/h, and only under perfect conditions.

In it's current iteration, the Maus is a tremendous threat to any team and can overrun defenses as well as repel attacks with extraordinary efficiency. Theoretical Damage Per Minute The maneuverability of the Maus is what one would expect from a super heavy tank - slow and cumbersome. Both and BiA: 2895.9 Maximum possible: 1080.9 m. Developed from June 1942 through July 1944, with two prototypes produced, only one of which received a turret and armament. Finally, never forget the Spall Liner. When you are top tier, you can grab some popcorn and just kill everyone. But remember to get cocky only when the situation allows you to: if you get too far ahead, you'll get flanked by the enemy mediums and regret your life choices. With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. From the very beginning Maus was designed to use the "electric transmission" design which Ferdinand Porsche had used in his unsuccessful attempt to win the production contract for the Tiger. After the D-Day invasion and the Allied experience of being bogged down in the hedgerows of Normandy, heavy tanks were a subject of major controversy among military planners on both sides.

This was reportedly changed to Mäuschen (Little Mouse) in December 1942, and finally, to Maus (Mouse) in February 1943, which became the most common name for this tank. “It is a fact that destroyed tanks were found,” military historian Waldemar Trojca wrote in German Secret Panzer Projects.

The Maus was a single-purpose weapon. With BiA: 1.969 s So what options does this allow? Many of these “wonder weapons” were highly practical concepts and have as their progeny the cornerstones of modern military arsenals— the world’s first assault rifle, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and jet fighters to name a few. Rammer: 3591 Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus was a German World War II super-heavy tank completed in late 1944. The mantlet was 250 mm thick; combined with the turret armor behind it, the protection of that area was even greater. The front glacis — the sloped section beneath the turret — was a remarkable 200 millimeters thick.

So things look kind of pretty in low tier matches. 100% Crew: 3294.9 Overall the Maus is definitely a front line combatant and should be used as such. Trojca noted that test drivers found the Maus easy to steer — which might seem counter-intuitive in such a beastly machine. Original Daimler-Benz MB 509 gasoline engine with 1080 hp is missing. That single complete prototype unit underwent trials in late 1944. VIII, and another super heavy design, the predecessor of the Maus, known as the the PzKpfw.

The Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus was one such weapon. 100% Crew But you won't need to worry about this part of the tank because you'll only be sidescraping. 205) was a German super-heavy tank known to be the heaviest armored fighting vehicle ever built. Though the Germans tried two engines, both around 1,200 horsepower as compared to the Royal Tiger’s 590 horsepower, neither could provide a speed of more than 10 to 12 miles per hour.

By July 1944, Krupp was in the process of manufacturing four more Maus hulls, but they were ordered to halt production and scrap these.

Chamberlain, P., H.L. Later that month, Porsche received the official contract for the new 188-ton Maus, specifying that it was to carry 100 rounds of ammunition and would be armed with the high performance 105mm L/60 or L/72 gun. An improved torsion bar design had been considered but was abandoned in favor of a volute spring type suspension. This article first appeared several years ago. On June 23, 1942, Porsche provided its design for an improved Maus armed with turret mounted 150mm (L/37) and 105mm (L/70) guns. The next-generation Soviet tanks had similar levels of protection and armament: the IS-3 heavy tank was armed with a 122 mm gun, but weighed under 50 tons; the T-54 main battle tank, which entered production in 1947, provided 200 mm of frontal turret armor, 100 mm of frontal hull armor and a 100 mm main gun, while weighing in at slightly less than 40 tons.

Work on the design began in earnest; the first prototype, to be ready in 1943, was initially christened Mammut (Mammoth). It cannot even trade effectively because turret rotation is slow, and that means that enemies will shoot you first on your face, and then retreat before you can retaliate.

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It became obvious that the powerplant was woefully inadequate. The initial plan for the Maus called for the completion of the prototype by the summer of 1943, with monthly production scheduled to run at five vehicles per month once the prototype has been delivered. Jentz, T.L. By the time the super-heavy Maus tank rolled out for its first tests in January 1944, the Nazis had — six months after Kursk — effectively lost the war. Its turret front became even more armored, allowing for a significantly lesser amount of angling in order to maximize the armor's performance as well as the removal of the glaring track weakspots located behind the "mud flaps" in the front of the tank. All rights reserved. When further testing was completed, the vehicle was taken over by the Kubinka Tank Museum for storage where it is now on display. Rammer: 2303 On December 24, 1943, the first prototype, minus the turret, was completed by Alkett and was put through extensive tests. Though the design called for a maximal speed of 20 kilometers per hour, no available engine was able to accelerate the prototype to more than 13 kilometers per hour, even in perfect conditions. Standard Gun The heaviest (although, thanks to the Type 5 Heavy, no longer biggest) tank in World of Tanks, the Maus is certainly a mammoth tank, with the largest health pool of any other vehicle currently in the game. In large maps you can sit behind a big rock or wall and snipe enemies effectively.

Both and BiA: 3723.3 Rammer: 11.48 s Image: Panzerkampfwagen «Maus» at the Kubinka Tank Museum. The Maus would have slowly lumbered toward the front line and forced its way through with sheer destructive power, opening a space for more maneuverable forces to pass through. And then there were some bizarre concepts, which appear on the surface to be nothing more than an extension of their inventor’s ego. This is the normal situation, if the Maus decides to go in the front. VIII (Sd.Kfz.

For example, Improved hardening will give you the highest HP bonus out of any other tank, that is 300 extra hitpoints when equipped to the special slot. That means that you will become even more of a juicy target for the artillery. 75% Crew: 2327.5 © 2011–2020 Wargaming.net. With these facts, the Maus is practically kicked away from the frontline. 75% Crew: 14.39 s - Single largest HP pool in the game at 3000. Maus production was to be overseen by Professor Ferdinand Porsche, who would develop the chassis, and the Krupp Munitions Works would be responsible for developing the hull, turret, and armament. With Recon and Situational Awareness: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. The Maus wasn’t even really a tank … it was a massive bunker with tracks. Good HP, Low DPM, Penetration 246, Damage 460, Reload time: 10.95, High damage. First proposed by automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche in June 1942 to Hitler and German armaments minister Albert Speer, the Maus production plan envisioned a total of 152 tanks.

Yet the Nazi regime pressed ahead with developing and propagandizing all manners of so-called “miracle weapons.” Almost until Germany’s capitulation, a belief that secret wonder weapons would emerge and force Britain and America to reach an armistice were widespread among German troops — no matter the actual effectiveness of such weapons when they existed. With 100% Crew: 0.345 m This monster creation was fitted with a large and powerful main gun armament supplemented by equally powerful secondary armament and armored to the core. What is this situation? m Impractical does not begin to describe it, and the timing of its introduction was stupefying. The Soviets used six 18t German half-tracks to pull the 55-ton turret off the burned-out hull. In mid-1944, the V2 prototype was fitted with a powerplant and the first manufactured Maus turret. Doyle, 2008, Panzer Tracts - No.6-3 Schwere Panzerkampfwagen Maus and E 100 development and production from 1942 to 1945, Jentz, Boyds, MD, ISBN:9780981538235. With both and GLD: 1.751 s The 128 mm gun was powerful enough to destroy any enemy armored fighting vehicle at close or mid-range, and even some at ranges in excess of 3500 meters. and H.L. - Lower plate needs to be angled or becomes a weakspot; unangled turret face can be reliably penned by 300+ pen premium ammo. m The width had to be kept to a maximum of 12 feet so the Maus could fit on rail cars, as this was intended as a primary means of transport, and a special 14-axle railroad transport car was produced by Graz-Simmering-Pauker Works in Vienna just for the Maus. The Maus was comprised of two main guns, which was very different from the one-gun model that other tanks at the time had. You have to take full advantage of these situations and be a bit aggressive, especially if the majority of the enemy heavies are low tier. - Good rate of fire for its alpha, with a DPM of just under 3000 with equipment and BiA.

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