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Daigensui #1 Posted Mar 24 2013 - 07:11

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So, the second German tank destroyer line is basically the open-topped branch, and the last time we heard of things, the tier 10 was supposed to be Waffenträger E-100. With all the hatred surrounding the JagdPz E-100, many are already bracing themselves for an even worse tank destroyer. Still, I do find the concept interesting, especially when we have the follow to consider:

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Basically, there were plans to make a Sturmgeschütz (assault gun) based on on the E-100 chassis, with both 15 cm and 17 cm guns being considered. The JagdPz E-100 seems to be based on the 17 cm gun version, leaving the 15 cm gun unutilized. This gun is most likely the last one on the following page:

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If the Waffenträger E-100 uses this 15 cm L/67~68 gun, it might be a highly accurate and devastating sniper, being able to deal out 750 hp worth of damages with high penetration. Of course, at the same time the armor would be important, so most likely the frontal armor will be as thick as the JagdPz E-100 superstructure, virtually making the Waffenträger E-100 the sniper version of the JagdPz E-100. Traverse and speed are likely to be the same as the JagdPz E-100. although perhaps for once the planned speed of 40 km/h might be utilized, with the lesser weight allowing the Waffenträger E-100 to have a slightly faster acceleration.



Of course, all this is speculation, but it never hurts to hope. Hoping the line itself is worth going up.

Kerney #2 Posted Mar 24 2013 - 07:14

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Big slow open top TDs?

I'm ready for this disaster

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Obj 263 except with glaring frontal weakspots and much slower?

DO WANT

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View PostKankou, on Mar 24 2013 - 07:11, said:

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So, the second German tank destroyer line is basically the open-topped branch, and the last time we heard of things, the tier 10 was supposed to be Waffenträger E-100. With all the hatred surrounding the JagdPz E-100, many are already bracing themselves for an even worse tank destroyer. Still, I do find the concept interesting, especially when we have the follow to consider:

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Basically, there were plans to make a Sturmgeschütz (assault gun) based on on the E-100 chassis, with both 15 cm and 17 cm guns being considered. The JagdPz E-100 seems to be based on the 17 cm gun version, leaving the 15 cm gun unutilized.

Is that a skin? Because if it is, could you put a link to the site which houses it, it looks.....fantastic.....
:ohmy:

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So a possibly faster firing jpe100 with an HE deficiency hmm.

Daigensui #6 Posted Mar 24 2013 - 07:18

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Blah, for some reason it posted before I finished writing. Edited in the final version.

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View PostSdKfz252, on Mar 24 2013 - 07:16, said:

Is that a skin? Because if it is, could you put a link to the site which houses it, it looks.....fantastic.....
:ohmy:
I believe it's a crude gun mod over a GW-E

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View PostKerney, on Mar 24 2013 - 07:14, said:

Big slow open top TDs?

I'm ready for this disaster
Aye, top tier are being ridden with SPGs. W-e100 could be one shotted with ease, big easy target. Well at least T95 could get some breather now.

Also, OP double posted....

Edited by Harkonen_siegetank, Mar 24 2013 - 07:19.


Priory_of_Sion #9 Posted Mar 24 2013 - 07:19

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I love what happens when Krupp showed Gunderian their model -> immediate cancellation.
That is some funny stuff.

This passage is very vague and should be looked into further detail. Not enough for a good speculation IMHO.

WG also wanted to use the L/68 gun at first, the first screenshots of the JPE-100 had that 15 cm gun.

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I do believe this would take the spot for new worst tier 10.

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View Postsela, on Mar 24 2013 - 07:16, said:

Obj 263 except with glaring frontal weakspots and much slower?

DO WANT

What's not to like?

hiipanda #12 Posted Mar 24 2013 - 07:26

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I like the version silentstalker posted on his blog. It has a revolving turret, closed top, and seems to have mobility.

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View Posthiipanda, on Mar 24 2013 - 07:26, said:

I like the version silentstalker posted on his blog. It has a revolving turret, closed top, and seems to have mobility.

You mean this?

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We can always set that aside for the third branch. WG did say they had plenty of material.

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View PostKankou, on Mar 24 2013 - 07:29, said:


You mean this?

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We can always set that aside for the third branch. WG did say they had plenty of material.

yep, that one.

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That is based on the 38D, I would try to refrain from making a tier X on a tier V chassis(would be like having an Crusader with a 120 mm gun). However I could be wrong.

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Hopefully it'll be decently quick with a good gun.

If it's slow AND huge AND open-topped, it's arty bait.

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View PostPriory_of_Sion, on Mar 24 2013 - 07:35, said:

That is based on the 38D, I would try to refrain from making a tier X on a tier V chassis(would be like having an Crusader with a 120 mm gun). However I could be wrong.

its the suspension system, but not the chassis.

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View Posthiipanda, on Mar 24 2013 - 07:44, said:

its the suspension system, but not the chassis.
The chassis was lengthened, still basically the same.

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View PostTishler, on Mar 24 2013 - 07:38, said:

Hopefully it'll be decently quick with a good gun.If it's slow AND huge AND open-topped, it's arty bait.
Nothing that size is ever going to be "quick"

thundersaver #20 Posted Mar 24 2013 - 07:55

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So that is a 15cm Rail-gun that fires a shell at the speed of light with penetration at 320+mm? If so than it has my money for it.

Edited by thundersaver, Mar 24 2013 - 07:55.