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Community #1 Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:45 AM

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Wargaming, in cooperation with the Kubinka Tank Museum, intends to reconstruct the legendary Panzerkampfwagen VIII "Maus"

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Srle_Vigilante #2 Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:46 AM

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YUS!!!!

Lytinwheedle #3 Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:50 AM

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Please document each step via video documentary, I'd love to learn the steps of restoring a tank.

And if possible use the crew that documented the rebuilding of the T34-76, because that film was superb.

poy #4 Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:52 AM

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That's fricking cool !

 

(inb4 russian bias they build it with the crappiest possible materials and performance)


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oberschutze_dan #5 Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:55 AM

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Very nice! Even though some people will find it a waste of money, I think it's a great project to follow for tank-lovers, and it's cool to see how this real german monster will come to life!

A piece of history will come to life again (if you can say again, as far as I know it wasn't really alive back then :P )


Edited by oberschutze_dan, 15 April 2014 - 11:56 AM.


TheThracian #6 Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:05 PM

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Terrible PR idea! Leave it as it is. It won't be a historical artifact anymore!

Shaka_D #7 Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:23 PM

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Well bringing it to life is a great idea, but imagine them trying to move it around, that thing carries huge tonnage. It is nice to see WG give a little love to the German tanks though, even if the real life ones, which does kinda dispel the myth that they had an agenda against Germans and their tanks, etc. etc. Credit to WG on this one +1

amashi #8 Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:29 PM

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hasn't the German people suffered enough? 

TheEarwig #9 Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:34 PM

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Great idea - using the funds from a tank game to enable something for tank lovers around the world to enjoy for years and years - thanks WG for giving something back.

jimboz84 #10 Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:46 PM

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I would love to volunteer for this project and be a crew member

Wszaman #11 Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

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Now the question is, since WG is taking part in it, in how many ways they will nerf the reconstructed Maus :D

Jokes aside, great idea and great project.



orejaempezar #12 Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:07 PM

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See? This is a post that can´t have negreps.

 

And how much is going to cost? About 100 millions euro?

 

It wasn´t THAT hard, right?



bekspejs #13 Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:10 PM

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Now, this is a great cause that will help humanity. Why should we spend time and money on something stupid like healthcare, education, climate, agriculture..when we can make a tank! The machine that served only thing in history - to destroy, crush, kill! Yes! Way to go Wargaming!

orejaempezar #14 Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:18 PM

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View Postbekspejs, on 15 April 2014 - 02:10 PM, said:

Now, this is a great cause that will help humanity. Why should we spend time and money on something stupid like healthcare, education, climate, agriculture..when we can make a tank! The machine that served only thing in history - to destroy, crush, kill! Yes! Way to go Wargaming!

 

Give your money to charity if you want. If you give it to a private company you assume that the owner will be free to make with it as he wishes.

 

And if you are a freegamer then congratulations, you are playing for free the game that others are paying for you, so you have more money to spare and give to charity.



_DeathWing_ #15 Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:28 PM

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Very nice, very nice WG! GJ! :great:  

jagdcommander #16 Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:34 PM

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View Postbekspejs, on 15 April 2014 - 02:10 PM, said:

Now, this is a great cause that will help humanity. Why should we spend time and money on something stupid like healthcare, education, climate, agriculture..when we can make a tank! The machine that served only thing in history - to destroy, crush, kill! Yes! Way to go Wargaming!

 

LOL - do you know where humanity would be without the accelerated advances brought about by wars? I think everything you mention apart from climate would still be in the 16th century.

 

Let's hope space exploration now takes the place of major wars in technical advances, but your comment is just wrong.

 



kfa #17 Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:41 PM

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Now thats a good oppurtuinity to buff the in-game stats of the Maus :)

TheKroo #18 Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:45 PM

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View Postoberschutze_dan, on 15 April 2014 - 12:55 PM, said:

Very nice! Even though some people will find it a waste of money, I think it's a great project to follow for tank-lovers, and it's cool to see how this real german monster will come to life!

A piece of history will come to life again (if you can say again, as far as I know it wasn't really alive back then :P )

 

People have different views on what is a waste of money and what is not. It is a very individual thing. I for instance have spent more money on my games and PC than my car. Some people would call it a wast of money, but I did the math, and that move was making me more happy, than getting a better car :)

 

For me personally, this is brilliant project, restoring a piece of history, something very unique, and I am looking forward to any future development of this project.

 

View PostWszaman, on 15 April 2014 - 01:53 PM, said:

Now the question is, since WG is taking part in it, in how many ways they will nerf the reconstructed Maus :D

Jokes aside, great idea and great project.

 

We are gonna reconstruct the turret from legos!

 

View Postbekspejs, on 15 April 2014 - 02:10 PM, said:

Now, this is a great cause that will help humanity. Why should we spend time and money on something stupid like healthcare, education, climate, agriculture..when we can make a tank! The machine that served only thing in history - to destroy, crush, kill! Yes! Way to go Wargaming!

 

Please note we are not building a tank. We are restoring an already existing tank. The project is to restore a piece of history, a legend of tank design. A museum example that is going to stay for future generations to study and educate themselves upon.

 

It is a piece of history and we should know our history, as those who are unaware of the history, are bound to repeat it.

 

 

 

 



Leutnant_Kramer #19 Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:01 PM

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Can't make up my mind on this.

 

1. It's, of course, a waste of resources.

2. The Maus is but a footnote in history, one of those things you mention about why Hitler was stupid and ultimately couldn't win.

3. This is the biggest (well, heaviest, at least) tank ever built and it would be glorious to see it drive once more.

4. It's a historic artifact and should be preserved as it is (even though it's in the state it's in simply because of the neglect of those who would keep it).

5. It's a historic artifact and should be restored and preserved to undo the damage decades of neglect and firing tests caused.

 

I guess building a new Maus from scratch isn't much of an option. Not only would you be building a tank (not sure if that would be legal in Russia), There are few manufacturing facilities that both could build something this big and would actually accept the interruptions to normal operations (maybe some shipyards could do it). It would also be way more expensive, of course



CaliBear #20 Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

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I am truly speechless. The idea is amazing. :medal:

I always wanted to visit Kubinka and now I will definitely do it as soon as they will finish the reconstruction.

On the other hand – now WG will be able to measure the true parameters of Maus and rebalance it.


Edited by Faolch, 15 April 2014 - 02:03 PM.





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