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Landkreuzer P.1500 Monster!

Discussion in 'Wonder Weapons' started by tommy tater, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. tommy tater

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    Say goodbye to all your supplies...
     
  3. tommy tater

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    And all your bridges and roads!
     
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    They would have a very bad time trying to find enough fuel for these, and it wouldn't be able to over come natural barriers like Rivers, lakes, mountains and dense forests.
     
  5. froek

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    + it is extremely easy to destroy (bombers,allies who infiltrate etc.)
     
  6. stephens90

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    I agree with all above it would be practically useless no mobility.
    With its wait it would not be able to cross roads,or any natural barriers.
    EXAMPLE:There was a maintenance vehicle of some sort i cant think of its name that weighed 1000 tons and they had to close one lane of interstate then cover it with dirt so it wouldn't sink in to the asphalt and repeat.
    Besides have you ever seen a bridge that says it can hold 1500 tons?
     
  7. tommy tater

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    Yeah, to be fair i'm sure that this monster could probably cross most rivers.
     
  8. Richard

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    Pile of scrap metal. :lol:
     
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    It would be a Thunderbolt gun camera star the day it came out of cover.
     
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    The strange vehicles site says that it had very good fording depth, so rivers might not be a problem unless very large or flooded. But imagine the support units required to field such a monster? A brigade of regular panzers just to protect and screen the flanks, a division of infantry to keep the enemy infantry with flamethrowers off of it, and more mechanics and maintenance workers than the Reich could probably muster.:eek: Another of Hitler's "pet" projects, no doubt.

    Check it out. Lots of other oddities of the Reich as well.
    strangevehicles.greyfalcon.us/
     
  11. MastahCheef117

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    Holyu crap, an 800mm gun? Why a howitzer, why not an 800mm AT gun? XD
     
  12. Maj.Winters

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    Believe it or not the russians also had a plan in mind to build a tank almost equal in strength. Can you imagine what a battle it would have been if these 2 Behemoths had fought against each other? Especially Considering that each Tank was as powerfull as a Battleship per say. and on one final note imagine if that tank had been on the outskirts of Moscow when the germans were stalled by General Winter. No need to battle the infintry of the USSR, Just blow Moscow to smithereens. Then perhaps the Russians would have Surrendered.
     
  13. Triple C

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    The Soviets were too smart to actually build that purported monster tank. The whole idea is idiotic and typical of corporal A. Hitler and the absurdly inept industrial planners he worked with.
     
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    Do tell...

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  15. Karma

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    I bet it would have served as a fine bunker.
     
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    yes and if it was underground Hitler Could have survived probably
     
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    But where is the reference to this Soviet monster?
    Doesn't ring a bell. Surely not the T35, a different beast and of a rather different era/mindset.

    Link?
    Book?
    Document?

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  18. TiredOldSoldier

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    Could be the "Land cruiser" design by V. D. Mendeleyev mentioned here ...

    Russian tanks and armor

    It has some similarities, naval gun, submarine engine, utterly insane, etc. but at an estimated 170 tonns not in the same class.
     
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    Surely not - looks like it's scribbled on a fag packet (Sobranies no doubt...) & from an era when they weren't entirely sure what a 'tank' was. ;)
     
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    Have a gander at this. The IGN BB Yamato had 18.1 Inch guns. This Tank would have 31 Inch guns! Talk about terrifying if it had been made and used without all the difficulties the German Tanks Had
     

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