One thing less considered is the suspension. One of the most iconic tanks in all of history had a second variant!? Tiger (Pz.Kpfw. Maus II, therefore, was not a recycling of one of the original Maus-turms, but a new turret and this was mentioned by Porsche when he requested a ‘Maus-II turm’ from Krupp. There was also a MG 34 7.92 mm caliber machine gun, and the possibility existed to install an anti-aircraft machine gun. Rather than scrap these vehicles, it was decided to modify them along with the ones moving through the production line to bring them back into gauge. Maus turret and hull after being captured by the Allies . (27th June 1945). 10.085 long (9.034 without gun), 3.7 wide (series max. Technical Intelligence Summary Report 174 Appendix C A second hull would follow later and would be paired up with a finished Maus-turm and be used for testing, but, for all intents and purposes, by the end of 1943, the Maus idea was dead in the water. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Subsequent trials showed that mobility improved, as the turret was a little lighter than the 55-ton dummy. On 15 March 1944, Krupp sent drawing Bz 3269 of a Maus II Turm with a sloped (instead of rounded) front to Porsche for them to incorporate the conforming changes into the hull design. This design had the advantage of preventing the possibility of deflected shots striking the hull roof, but also reduced the space available for the gun trunnions (the mounts for the gun), which were originally behind the front plate. War Office. Next to him Professor Dr Porsche, behind him Minister of Armaments Speer. Evidence supporting this would come from a later plan envisaged for the E100 using the 8-speed Mekydro transmission – a mechanical/hydraulic type system. H, 8cm schwerer Granatwerfer 34 auf Panzerspähwagen AMR-35(f), Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. Get all 4 Tank Encyclopedia Magazine issues for 25% off! 4,7cm PaK 36(t) (Sf) auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen I, s.kl.Pz.Kpfw. Development did not proceed further. Panzerkampfwagen Maus und andere deutsche Panzerprojekte. At nearly 200 tonnes, the Maus, fully loaded and ready for combat, was a feat of engineering which lacked a purpose by the time it was finished. Luckenwalde Local History – Koebe factory founded 140 years ago. FirearmCentral Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. That is the only way I think the Maus would actually stand a snowball's chance in hell. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. m. 5,5cm v.at.wa. Can’t help but notice some similarities between Maus and Me 262 projects. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Frohlich, M. (2016). The tank remained at Böblingen until early October when orders were given to move it to Kummersdorf. The E100 turret was announced as finished by 17th May 1944, yet work on Maus II turret was still continuing, suggesting further changes were still being considered, but after this date the project disappears. Coaxial Gun Technical Report 485-45 – German Powder Composition and Internal Ballistics for Guns. Koebe, H. (8th April 2019). The Maus II turret was too large for the original Maus hull and, at the very minimum, would have necessitated the removal of the original hull roof and replacing it with a ring large enough to take the new turret. 44 L/36), but this was not required on the Maus II as a shorter 7.5 cm gun could be used. By mounting the 7.5 cm gun above the primary armament, much of that problem was removed as the gun was much higher up and this meant that the original 7.5 cm L/24 could be used instead. Scale model of turret only Maus)’ – May 1945 By the end of the war two Maus’ had been produced, with production plans for another 150. B, 2cm FlaK 30 auf Fahrgestell Zugkraftwagen 1t, 2cm Flak 38 auf Fahrgestell Zugkraftwagen 1t, 2cm Flak 38 (Sf) auf leichter Zugkraftwagen 3t, 2cm Flakvierling 38 (Sf) auf mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 8t, 3,7cm FlaK 43 (Sf) auf schwerer Wehrmacht Schlepper, 5cm FlaK 41 (Sf) auf mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 5t, 8,8cm FlaK 18 (Sf) auf schwerer Zugkraftwagen 12t, 8,8cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) Odzun-Pallas-Verlag, Friedberg, West Germany, Spielberger, W. (1998). US Army. Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus was a German World War II super-heavy tank completed in late 1944. Technical Intelligence Summary Report 188 Appendix. WOW……. Additional weapons consisted of a 75-mm (3-inch) KwK 44 L / 36.5 gun with 200 rounds of ammunition. No Maus II was ever built and no turret finished. Even though the Maus was effectively dead as a project by November 1943, the story for the vehicle and even for a possible follow-up ‘Maus II’ was far from over. Project 47: German Tank Losses. Technical Intelligence Summary Report 180 Appendix D War Office. A (Sd.Kfz. Firstly, mounting the 7.5 cm gun higher up ensured no gases could go into the hull roof-vents even with the shorter barrel. The earliest recovered documents for the Maus are dated 1/1/43, so it is almost certain the tank would have started life earlier than that. Only prototypes were ever produced which were soon captured by the Red army. Development. Motor Buch Verlag On 8 April 1944, Wa Prüf 6 awarded Krupp contract SS 4911/0006/3040/43 to produce a 1:5 scale wooden mockup of the Maus II Turm with the 7,5cm cannon mounted above the 12,8cm cannon. Bearing in mind that, when Porsche first saw the Maus-turm on the full-sized mockup in May 1943, he disliked the curved front, concerned that it could deflect shells into the hull roof, it should be no surprise that the Maus II-turm would look quite different. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Armament Spezialpanzerfahrzeuge des Deutschen Heeres. Luckenwalde Local History – Koebe factory founded 140 years ago. z.V.g.E.u.Lz. This can be seen as confirmation that the Maus II was a viable new tank that needed a new hull – hence the non-reuse of the old hulls, or simply that the turret project had not been canceled or possibly was intended for the E100 or something else instead. The new turret was a significant improvement over the original Maus-turm, providing a better ballistic shape, being easier to produce (no more bending a 240 mm thick steel plate to form the front) and having improved ventilation, but in order to fit it to the hull, certain changes were needed. It is the heaviest fully enclosed armoured fighting vehicle ever built. Following an Allied bombing raid of the Krupp plant on 4th August 1943, production of the Maus ground to a halt, with work on 30 hulls at various stages of completion. In May 1943, after production had started, it was realized that, due to manufacturing tolerances on the very substantial side armor plates, the first hulls were ‘out-of-gauge’, namely they were too wide for the standard rail width in Germany. The Maus was probably influenced by a trend toward producing heavy tanks that many Allied armor developers were experimenting with during the middle years of World War II. The Maus was an enormous waste — and not the war-winning weapon the Nazis hoped it would be. A 128-mm KwK-44 L / 55 anti-tank gun was installed on Maus and was an important characteristic. Development This contract is important, as it was exactly a week after the assessment of resuming production at Krupp was delivered. At this time, the Maus was still mounting a test-weight ‘turret’ known as the Einsatzgewicht to load the hull as if a turret was mounted. Technical Intelligence Summary Report 178 Appendix E At this time, production of the original Maus vehicle had already begun, with the project having been approved for mass production shortly beforehand. But Maus is huge with big guns and such, very impressive. Jentz, T., Doyle, H. (2008). This would mean that the turrets would not be interchangeable between the Maus and Maus II. u sovětských tanků T-34 , které měly rovněž naftové motory. Krupp’s work on this new turret was underway by August 1944 in both options (the 1:5 and 1:10 scale models with and without the new rangefinder, respectively), but to make them he was forced to scavenge parts from the original 1:1 scale model for the first Maus turret which was at Kummersdorf. Cobi Panzer Maus Professor Porsche’s Wars. The Maus program had been canceled and those workers and resources were needed elsewhere. The German Panzer forces at the start of World War II were not especially impressive. However, it was not until March 1944 that Hitler would intervene. That assessment had shown that a resumption of Maus production at Krupp would need an additional 200 workers per month and could deliver vehicles at a rate of just 2 per month, just a fifth of the 10 per month which had originally been suggested. The vehicle's drawbacks included an overloaded suspension and engine-transmission group, as well as excessive general mass. Given that the MB 517 was not available or installed prior to the end of 1944, it seems a fair assumption that either this engine or one of equivalent power would have been fitted to any Maus II or Maus tanks from vehicle 8 onwards. Tank byl 10,9 metru dlouhý, 3,76 Å¡iroký a 3,66 vysoký a vážil cca 188,8 tun (pro srovnání nejpoužívanějÅ¡í ruský tank T-34 vážil 30,9 tun). Number Built Maz Online.de at https://www.maz-online.de/Lokales/Teltow-Flaeming/Luckenwalde/Koebe-Fabrik-von-Hermann-Koebe-in-Luckenwalde-vor-140-Jahren-gegruendet Whilst they are assumed to share a common turret-ring size (larger than that of the original Maus), and the same guns (12.8 and 7.5 cm over-and-under) and same general layout, they were not the same. The Panther II is very mobile and it is very good after the loss of the ‘Maus’ as another tank with turret, but the ‘heavy chunks’ in the opposing teams must be clearly grab from the flanks. Despite having been ordered into mass production, Allied bombing had slowed deliveries and then all but a few hulls and turrets were finished when the project was scrapped. Nazi Germany (1944) Super Heavy Tank – None built. Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus ("Mouse") was a German World War II super-heavy tank completed in late 1944. Technical Intelligence Summary Report 182 Appendix F and G Panzerkampfwagen Maus’. (1946). Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus (Mouse) was a German World War II super-heavy tank completed in late 1944. At 188 tonnes, it is the heaviest operational tank ever made by any nation at any time in any war and was made despite the shortages of raw materials, industrial capacity, and manpower at the time in Nazi Germany. Also unlike the Maus, which mounted these two guns side by side, the Maus II design was to mount them in an ‘over-and-under’ style, with the 7.5 cm gun mounted on top. Type Considering that hulls 3 to 6 had manufacturing tolerance issues and needed reworking just to fulfill the needs of the Maus, it is perhaps more likely that Maus II would simply have started from Maus hull 8 onwards, incorporating the manufacturing improvements needed to stay within gauge. Daimler Benz MB 517 V-12 Petrol 44.5 litre – 1,200 hp @ 2,500 rpm. Medium battle tank Panther II Medium battle tank Panther II (BR 7.0). Analysis of the information about this turret shows that this latter conclusion cannot be correct. The full-scale wooden model of the original Maus turret was to be reworked with Maus II features. mit 10,5cm leFH 43 und 3cm MK 108, 10,5cm leFH 16/18 (Sf) auf Geschützwagen FCM-36(f), 10,5cm leFH 18 (Sf) auf Geschützwagen LrS(f), 10,5cm leFH 18/40/2 auf Geschützwagen III/IV, 10,5cm leFH 18/6 auf Geschützwagen III/IV, 15cm sFH 13 (Sf) auf Geschützwagen LrS(f), 15cm schweres Feldhaubitze 18/4 Gerät 811, 15cm sIG 33 (Sfl) auf Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf.B, 15cm sIG 33B (Sfl) auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. Designed US Naval Technical Mission in Europe Report. Developed From Frohlich, M. (2016). Jentz, T., Doyle, H. (2008). In March 1944, Porsche attempted to restart the Maus program after it was severely hindered by bombing raids. Having considered that several vehicles were already in various stages of completion, Krupp had a lot of time, money, and material invested in the Maus project, as did Dr. Porsche, the designer. Designed by Gun Pak.44 on Pz.Jag. March 1944 - ? US Army. Maus I Maus I If that was the case, there would be 8 Maus I tanks and 22 Maus IIs potentially even before considering any new contracts for renewed mass production to the original Maus I levels. Whether or not Maus II would have retained the electric transmission of the Maus or would have adopted a hydraulic or mechanical transmission is not clear, but given a demand to save weight and reduce the use of strategic materials (such as the copper in the electric transmission), a switch or at least consideration of a switch is also very likely. The outline of the new Maus turm was ready on 15th March 1944 in order to allow for necessary changes to be made to the hull in order to mount it. It was the heaviest tank ever built in history. Improved ventilation in the hull roof was also meant to be added, with improved or additional gratings which allowed for more air to be drawn in for cooling. Only one complete prototype was built before the testing grounds were captured by the advancing Soviet forces. The Maus is an easily recognisable vehicle, marking the largest and heaviest production tank of WW2. Panzerkampfwagen Maus und andere deutsche Panzerprojekte. The engine was only ready in September. War Office. AFV Weapons Profile No.61. Post-war evidence also suggests that all of these hulls also had Maus-turm turrets welded-up ready for them, as these four hulls and turrets were found by Allied forces after the capture of Krupp’s factory and testing ground in 1945. Pen and Sword Publications This permitted just 2 hulls and a single turret to be finished. US Navy. Pen and Sword Publications, Sawodny, M., Bracher, K. (1978). Obviously, any upgunning of the E100 turm to a 15 cm or 17.4 cm gun would cement the visual differences between the two. Maus is one of the most famous German tanks. In this way, the E100 turm can be seen as a ‘light’ version of the Maus II turm. Development of the Maus began in 1941 and the V1 prototype, which had no turret was delivered in 1943. Likely, it was simply canceled by the end of the year as redundant. The Maus is the heaviest tank in the anime series (weighing over 188 metric tons), the turret alone weighing more than a Panther. The only practical difference between the Maus II turm and the turret selected for the E100 design by Adler was that the armor on the turret was changed to reduce the weight. All about the tank: hidden stats, armor, 3D model Maus: Revealed: Nazi Germany's Massive World War II (Almost) Super Tank. 7,5cm KwK 44 L/24 (26th July 1945). (11th October 1945). Professor Porsche’s Wars. Panzerkampfwagen Maus’. British Report on ‘Experimental Super Heavy Tank ‘Mouse’ (Pz.Kpfw. More importantly, though, was that by sharing the same vertical axis, these two guns were now much easier to range for the new rangefinders being considered. The Maus II turm required a larger turret ring. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. This was not the same 7.5 cm gun as used on the Maus-turm. The image in the infobox to the right is the turret from Krupp drawing Bz 3276 (dated 23 March 1944) on a standard Maus I hull. World of Tank wise, Maus II would provide a historical tier 10 alternative to the regular Maus. Even after the original Maus hulls (3 to 6) were ordered scrapped in July 1944, work was continuing on models of the Maus II turret. The relationship between the E100 turret and that for Maus II is almost equally as opaque. Motor Book Verlag A, Ladungsleger auf Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf. Any tank museum worth a day would be glad to have both in running condition. 141), From Soldier to Student: A Guide to Higher Education for Veterans. War Office. BIOS report 1343: German Steel Armour Piercing Projectiles and Theory of Penetration. However, without drawings, plans, or documentary evidence, this remains speculative only. The result of this bombing was that there was an interruption in production which led to a scaling-down of production followed by the cancellation of the project in November 1943. There really isn't a chance for the Maus unless the battle starts with the Maus right behind the modern tank with the gun pointing down into the engine bay. No plans seemed to consider the possibility of a 15 cm gun. est. On top of this casting was a second large steel casting forming the mantlet around the gun. Only one complete prototype was built before the testing grounds were captured by the advancing Soviet forces. Misc Specs Gone was the curved front and it was replaced with a single flat plate angled back. Krupp, Porsche We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. The original Maus turm was sat on a turret-race attached within a 2,959 mm diameter opening in the hull, allowing for the 2,388 mm diameter basket to rotate within it. US Army. Jagdtiger and Maus gun mantlets can also be seen on the left. Intelligence Bulletin March 1946. (1945). That single complete prototype unit underwent trials in late 1944. (4th June 1945). Maus turret and hull Maus turret at the Krupp factory in Essen. War Office. Bearing in mind the first 7 vehicles would in the event of a resumption of production clearly be finished as Maus with the Maus-turm, it is a fair assumption that plans for this second turret would be intended for hulls 8 onwards, with a potential to finish at 22 tanks in this manner using the armor already available (for the hulls). The most heavily armored tank carrying the most powerful anti-tank gun. The tank arrived at Böblingen on March 20th, 1944. Porsche, F. Bericht Uber die Werksorprobung des Typ 205/1 in Böblingen von 11.1 – 3.2.1944 Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus was a German World War II super-heavy tank completed in late 1944. A new, larger and more resilient external torsion bar system could therefore easily be seen as a logical development in Maus II from Dr. Porsche if it had been ordered back into production. It is understood that the original Maus was, at one time or another, envisaged with a rather large variety of engines and options and that, whilst it eventually got a modified version of the Daimler-Benz MB 517 1,200 hp V-12 Diesel engine, it had suffered through using the less-powerful MB 509 1,080 hp V-12 Petrol due to shortages of engines. Place of Origin I wish the Allies didn’t scrap/destroy the captured tanks of WW2. It is impossible to consider the Maus and not be impressed by the machine as a feat of engineering. Historical Division European Command. Required fields are marked *. Hitler jumped from one fad and crazy idea to another. Just like the original Maus, the idea for Maus II was to partner the high velocity 12.8 cm gun (12.8 cm KwK.44 L/55, known as the ‘12.8 cm Kw.K. For the Maus, it was a long-barrelled (to avoid gas from the propellant entering the hull-roof vents when it was fired) 7.5 cm gun (7.5 cm Kw.K. The second hull arrived at Böblingen around this time too and mounted the newly produced turret. US Army. It is not even clear quite when Maus II was completely terminated, as work on the turrets was still going on in August 1944, a month after the spare Maus hulls were ordered scrapped. 44 L/55 gun on the left and the 7.5 cm gun on the right to an ‘over-and-under’ mounting with the smaller gun mounted on top. General Data The mount would go from a side-by-side mounting with the 12.8cm Kw.K. Motor Buch Verlag. (1973). Firstly, the turret ring was to be enlarged on the hull to accommodate this new and improved turret, which would also make it more stable and make the vehicle less cramped. The Maus is an easily recognisable vehicle, marking the largest and heaviest production tank of WW2. It is important to note, at this point in the understanding of the Maus II and what it would look like, that all of these Maus hulls were not the same. It could be assumed that a new order for Maus production in the form of Maus II would have led to a replacement of the twin-bogie system. Sawodny, M., Bracher, K. (1978). This medium battle tank was recently raised again in WT from BR 6.7 to BR 7.0. Odzun-Pallas-Verlag, Friedberg, West Germany A 1944 prototype of the gigantic Maus, a Nazi super-tank conceived by Porsche. Secondly, it reduced the width of the gun mounting in the turret face, which meant a lighter mounting as well as a narrower hole being cut in the turret face. British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee. Thx for the read Friend. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Good HP, Low DPM, Penetration 246, Damage 460, Reload time: 10.95, High damage. In August 1944,Krupp informed Wa Prüf 6 that they had begun work on the scale models of the Maus II Turm on 12 August 1944, they were using components from the Maus I Turm. Main Gun(s) A month or so later, on 16th/17th April 1943, Krupp met with Wa Prüf 6 to discuss the improvements to the Maus-turm. The Pz.Kpfw. ), 3.649 m high, 6 (commander, gunner, 2 x loaders, driver, radio operator), Est. Only two hulls and one turret were completed before the testing grounds were captured by the advancing Soviet forces. (1950). 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