GERMAN tank "Ratte"




 
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November 21st, 2005  
sandy
 

Topic: GERMAN tank "Ratte"


length 35m
width 14m
tall 11m
Armourment
Maingun 28cmguns twin,
8 88mmguns,
24 3cmAAAs
16000ps

In 1945 August,
Kurup Industry proposed this plan to Hitler.
This tank has used engine for ship and used 28cm of cruiser.
November 21st, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
The problem with the King Tiger was that the Bridges could not take the weight of this tank, so just how would they have moved this thing around in France
November 21st, 2005  
Armyjaeger
 
 
Just imagine the fuel consumption of that tank, huh
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November 21st, 2005  
sunb!
 
 
We can say a lot about the Germans during the 2nd World War, but they had some fantastic technological ideas and designs never the less.
November 22nd, 2005  
AFSteliga
 
 
...and I thought the Panzer Maus was big...
November 22nd, 2005  
Doppleganger
 
 

Topic: Re: GERMAN tank "Ratte"


Quote:
Originally Posted by sandy
length 35m
width 14m
tall 11m
Armourment
Maingun 28cmguns twin,
8 88mmguns,
24 3cmAAAs
16000ps

In 1945 August,
Kurup Industry proposed this plan to Hitler.
This tank has used engine for ship and used 28cm of cruiser.
Guderian mentioned this tank in his memoirs.

June 23rd, 1942 at a conference of senior Generals and Party Officials.

"Then his[Hitler's] fantasy led him into the realm of the gigantic. The engineers Grote and Hacker were ordered to design a monster tank weighing 1,000 tons." (p. 278, Panzer Leader, Heinz Guderian).

I'm not sure when the project was cancelled, although it was probably in 1943 sometime after Guderian had been appointed Inspector General of Panzertruppen. It never really got past an initial design stage AFAIK.

There was also a design for an even bigger tank weighing 1,500 tons - see the attached link for more details.

http://www.achtungpanzer.com/p1000.htm
November 22nd, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
A rocket firing Typhoon would have still have made it a burning wreck in seconds. Typhoon carried enough ordnance to equal a salvo from a destroyer.
November 22nd, 2005  
bigcanada813
 
 
that's one big mother... would not have wanted to faced that on the ground if it had been built, and the amount of AAA listed would have made airstrikes against it a little hairy.
November 22nd, 2005  
godofthunder9010
 
 
The Ratte would have collapsed any bridge it ever tried to cross. It would also have a pretty good shot at collapsing underground tunnels, etc, all inadvertantly. Its an interesting idea of course. Not terribly useful though.
November 23rd, 2005  
Fox
 
 
Holy ! It can't be real. Too much working. Too much gasoline. Also it could be unbeatable, I think. If Germany invaded Britain sucessfully. How will that huge king tiger bring to USA?