Maus tank

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paul.mercer
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Maus tank

Post by paul.mercer »

Gentlemen,
Watched a documentary which mentioned the 'Maus' tank and having looked up the specifications on 'Google' it seems to me that it was almost a battleship on tracks weighing in at around 180 tons with massive armour and mounting a 125mm cannon, but dreadfully slow and far too heavy for most bridges.
No doubt it was a A fearsome weapon and the allies had nothing to touch it, but out of interest, I wonder how it would fare against modern tank shells?
OpanaPointer
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Re: Maus tank

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There were any number of bridges in Europe that it couldn't cross without crashing the structure, so it couldn't easily pick its battlefield. An M1A2 could run rings around it. The M1's APSD rounds would brutalize it. Shall we go on?
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