WW2 Super Heavy Tanks

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    TOG-II Tank

    The Tank, Heavy, TOG 2 was a prototype British Super-heavy tank design produced in the early part of the Second World War in case the battlefields of northern France turned into a morass of mud, trenches and craters as had happened during the First World War.


    Weight 80 long tons (81.3 metric tons)
    Length 10 m
    Width 3.1 m
    Height 3 m
    Crew 6 (Commander, gunner, (2x) loaders, driver, co-driver)
    Primaryarmament QF 17 pdr (76.2 mm gun)
    Engine Paxman diesel generator600 hp (450 kW)
    Suspension unsprung
    Speed 8 mph / 13 kph

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    TORTOISE HEAVY ASSAULT TANK

    The Tank, Heavy Assault, Tortoise (A39) was a British heavy assault tank design developed in World War II but never put into production. It was developed for the task of clearing heavily fortified areas and as a result favoured armour protection over mobility.

    Weight 78 long tons (79 t)
    Length 10 m (33 ft)
    Width 3.9 m (13 ft)
    Height 3 m (9.8 ft)
    Crew 7 (Commander, gunner, machine gunner, 2 loaders, driver, co-driver)
    Armour 178-228 mm (33 top)
    Primaryarmament Ordnance QF 32 pounder (94 mm gun)
    Secondaryarmament 3 x 7.92 mm Besa MG
    Engine Rolls-Royce Meteor V12 petrol
    600 hp (450 kW)
    Power/weight 7.7 hp/tonne
    Suspension torsion bar
    Operational range 140 km (87 mi) (road)
    Speed 19 km/h (12 mph) (road), 6 km/h (3.7 mph) (offroad)
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    T-28

    The T28 super heavy tank (also called 105 mm Gun Motor Carriage T95) was a prototype heavily armored self-propelled gun designed for the US Army during World War II. It was originally designed to be used to break through German defenses at the Siegfried Line, and was later considered as a possible participant in an invasion of the Japanese mainland. Although sometimes referred to as a super-heavy tank the T28 was re-designated as the 105 mm Gun Motor Carriage T95 in 1945 and then renamed a super heavy tank in 1946.

    Weight 95 short tons (86.2 metric tons)
    Length 36 ft 6 in (11.1 m)
    Width 14 ft 11 in (4.39 m)
    Height 9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)
    Crew 3/4
    Caliber 105 mm
    Elevation 19.5° to -5° Traverse 10° right, 11° left
    Maximum range 12 mi (19 km)
    Armor 12 in (300 mm)
    Primary armament 105 mm T5E1 gun, with 62 rounds
    Secondary armament .50-cal machine gun, with 660 rounds
    Engine Ford GAF V-8 gasoline
    500 hp (372 kW)
    Power/weight 5.8 hp/tonne
    Suspension double track
    Operational range 100 mi (160 km)
    Speed 12 mph (19.3 km/h)

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    Nice thread. These are some freaks all right !
     
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    PANZERKAMPFWAGEN E-100

    The basic design was ordered by the Waffenamt as a parallel development to the Porsche Maus in June 1943. It was the heaviest of a family of vehicles meant to standardize as many components as possible. After 1944 work continued at a very slow pace and canceled in favor of the Maus. The first prototype was never completed and was found by allied forces on the factory floor in 1945. The partially completed vehicle was removed by the British Army for evaluation and then scrapped.

    Weight 140 tonnes
    Length 10.27 m
    Width 4.48 m
    Height 3.29 m
    Crew 6
    Armor 60 - 240 mm
    Primary armament 12.8 cm PaK 44 L/55, 150 mm KwK44 L/38, or
    170mm Kwk44
    Secondary armament co-axial 75 mm KwK 44 L/36.5
    7.92 mm MG34

    Engine V-12 Maybach HL230 -
    prototype 700 hp (522 kW) V-12 Maybach HL234 -
    proposed
    1200 hp (895 kW)

    Suspension Belleville washer coil spring
    Operational range 190 km on roads
    Speed 40 km/h

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    Panzer VIII Maus

    The Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus (Sd.Kfz 205) was a German super-heavy tank design, and the heaviest tank to reach the complete working prototype stage in World War II.A total of nine were in various stages of completion and two were completed when the war ended, although one version had a planned production run of between 150 and 200. The Maus would have had a crew of five to six.

    Weight 192 metric tons
    Length 10.09 m (33 ft)
    Width 3.67 m (12 ft)
    Height 3.63 m (11.9 ft)
    Crew 6 Armor 60–240 mm (2.3 - 9.4 inches)
    Primary armament 128 mm KwK44 L/55
    Secondary armament co-axial 75 mm KwK 44 L/36.5
    7.92 mm MG34
    Engine MB517 Diesel 1200 hp (895 kW)
    Power/weight 6.4 hp/tonne
    Operational range 160 km on roads/62 km off road (99 miles/38miles)
    Speed 13 km/h (8 mph)

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