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DarthE100 #61 Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:53 PM

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nice post mate ,I loved it ;but the maus ingame is weak realy now after +8.x patches. Why maus is so weak in the game ? it can get penetration from its everywhere now mostly coz of high penetration tanks ( players can use gold ammo more easily too now ). Acuuracy and focusing- reloading  are realy slow. ( Maus is realy huge tank to give oppurtunity the crew works more better X russian tanks are opposite ;coz russsians never cared about the crew- it is still the same - rus tanks inside is too narrow ... So why maus's reload time is too long ? ).

Arkhell #62 Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:10 PM

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great show mate, love the pictures.

most brutal tank ever built, eventhough it was totally unpractical it is still a marvalous piece of engineering.

HUN_Sector #63 Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

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View Post_Sweet_Pea_, on 26 October 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:

Hmmm... not sure about it... If it had been mass produced, europe would be speaking german today ^^
Would that be bad? I dont think so... Seriously.

(one nation, one language, one country in the Globe would be much more efficiently, just as an ant hive)
(PS: I am not a german)

Edited by HUN_Sector, 13 November 2012 - 01:28 PM.


vito_von_bang #64 Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:23 AM

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Still cant edit the top post:('
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And DB 603 engine, same as used in the Maus V.1
http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/64813-6/mg
The diesel engine found in the Maus V.2. (Note its a V12)

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vito_von_bang #65 Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:48 AM

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Super rare pictures?
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Those pictures are from Doyle:
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vito_von_bang #66 Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

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39.    Why was Dr Ferdinand Porsche so insistent on using the petro-electric drive system in both the Porsche tiger prototype (and subsequent Elefant tank destroyer) and the Maus tanks? did it have any advantages to justify its temperamental and maintenance heavy nature
Drive systems using electric traction motors have long be known to have some very good qualities especially when moving very heavy loads.  The Electric traction motor obviates the need for a clutch has the capability of delivering full torque at 0 RPM (revolutions per minute) giving the equivalent to an infinite and smooth gearing.  Railway locomotives, submarines and ships being good examples of the use of this system. The first Diesel electric ship was the 1903 Russian Tanker “Vandal”.   Dr Porsche was produced his first petrol electric transmission for road vehicles in 1901.  This was quite successful.
The Electric Traction motors, supplied by Siemens for the Ferdinand performed well and gave these very heavy vehicles an excellent performance. The difficulties encountered with the system were more to do with the cooling of the Maybach motors.  It must be remembered that these were embedded in the middle of the hull rather than the ideal location at the rear of the vehicle.
The electric drive of the Maus was also excellent as indicated by an incident during testing of the Maus chassis with a counterweight instead of the turret.   “The 1.Maus became stuck during a trip through a swampy area because the driver didn’t know the area. As determined later, this region was avoided by the lighter Schulfahrzeuge (training vehicles) from Pz.Ers.Abt.7.  By digging out the mass of mud churned up at the rear and laying timbers under the tracks, the Maus pulled free under its own power”
Photographs of this event show the Maus stuck in mud more than half way up the hull.  A tank with a normal gearbox could not have extricated itself.

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GehakteMolen #67 Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

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The more i look at this pictures, the more impressive it becomes, if there is 1 tank which deserves to be ``the best``, it should be the MAUS, its really a masterpiece of the ``heavy tank design`` and a truly unique tank, nothing (even modern engineering stuff) comes close to it, everything regarding the MAUS was specially designed and well thought out.

a pity nobody makes these thing under license and lets them drive around, would be epic to see 1 or 2 full scale replicas driving around, 180 tonnes of epic ness (no mock up, the real deal, creating them like they where designed)

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View PostGehakteMolen, on 20 November 2012 - 11:43 AM, said:

The more i look at this pictures, the more impressive it becomes, if there is 1 tank which deserves to be ``the best``, it should be the MAUS, its really a masterpiece of the ``heavy tank design`` and a truly unique tank, nothing (even modern engineering stuff) comes close to it, everything regarding the MAUS was specially designed and well thought out.

a pity nobody makes these thing under license and lets them drive around, would be epic to see 1 or 2 full scale replicas driving around, 180 tonnes of epic ness (no mock up, the real deal, creating them like they where designed)

I'm afraid you couldn't drive around in one on public roads... Rubber pads might not help here :Smile-hiding:

vito_von_bang #69 Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:25 PM

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http://www.worldweap...Porche 205-1 (c).jpg

I think the most awesome about a Maus in the streets would be the fact its still a porsche trademark:) So it would have a porcshe logo at the front.

Guy 1#: Look at my new Aston Martin DB9. It got a 6.0 L V12 engine producing 450 HP, 6 gears and weighting 1.78 tons!

Guy 2#: Well, take a look at my new Porsche type 205 Maus. It got a Daimer-Benz V12 mb 517 44.5 litres engine, producing 1200HP at 2500 rounds per minutes, 200mm armour weighting 188 tons, capable of forcing 3.5 meters of trench, climbing at 35 degrees slopes and fording 2 meter deep rivers with a 12.8cm High velocity main gun in a fully traversable turret.. All of this while I sit in a expensive hugo boss suit.

Guy 1#: Wooow... Ehm... Eh... Compensation for something?

"Guy 1 destroys Guy 2 with a 128mm shell"

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DEADE1 #70 Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

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beautiful those pictures! I had thought to have seen all there is, but these are a first :)

_Knight_Commander_Pask_ #71 Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

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View Postvito_von_bang, on 20 November 2012 - 03:25 PM, said:

"Guy 1 destroys Guy 2 with a 128mm shell"

Well, I know that Q branch likes putting guns into Aston martins, but that's insane!

vito_von_bang #72 Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:28 AM

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128AE. Boom maus, boom

DamageHigh #73 Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:38 AM

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Nice pictures! +1 dude ;)

btw where is 3. MAUS, and destroyed MAUS?
tnq :)

vito_von_bang #74 Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

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So, I bought this book... The author have made interview's with some of the people working on the Maus, and there are a couple of private pictures... Even some specs O_O

Some stuff I dough up:

The electrical turret turning mechanism had two gears, one turning the turret a 4° per second, and the other at 8° per second. And hand cranked mechanism was there for emergency use and for aiming.

The Maus have two inbuilt locks for the turret for safe movement.

The Maus was virtually unhindered by soft ground, because it could sink 500mm down without hindering its movement.

The Maus can manoeuvre in a city O_o

The Maus had and automatic fire extinguishing  system, considering of carbon dioxide, compresed at 160 ATM (I have no idae what that means, but they use it in modern planes) the crew compardmens are separated from the rest of the hull, letting the fire extinguishing system put out any fire/life form in seconds...

The first driver of the vehicle rated it as "Easier than a Panzerkampfwagen IV"

If you want to know more, please let me know... I don't whant to write for silent ears....

Rob_the_Fiend #75 Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:57 AM

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ATM = ATMosphere
Meaning it's compressed to 160 times the pressure around us.

If you got more images, keep 'em coming!

DamageHigh #76 Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:03 PM

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I want more  :Smile_Default:
tnq

Wernerr #77 Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:40 AM

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Cool pictures!

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This is one of the best....

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so this is functional MAUS V1 right?

vito_von_bang #80 Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:52 AM

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yep.