Jump to content


Panzer VIII Maus Documentary


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
10 replies to this topic

Romnel101 #1 Posted Dec 24 2013 - 06:03

    Sergeant

  • Players
  • 6708 battles
  • 243
  • Member since:
    04-27-2013

The Panzerkampfwagen VII Maus.

Posted Image

Welcome to the Maus, (A.K.A. Panzer VIII, Mammoth) doctor Ferdinand Porche’s crazy tank. The final German heavy tank and the heaviest AFV ever made! This tier X tank is a great vehicle in every battle type, especially clan battles.

 

 

 

 

Specs:
Posted Image
Tech tree:
Posted Image

Overview:
The Maus starts fully elite and the only thing you can do to improve it is to get your crew to 100% and spend money on modules and consumables. It’s the tank with THE most HP in the entire game, and bringing that HP down will require at least tier 9 guns… the armor on the tank is insane. Numerous times an imperial star cruiser has bounced using gold rounds (APCR). The MAUS itself has a decent enough gun, although it doesn’t penetrates much as the guns of the IS7 and T30 it is much more accurate.You might have noticed a second smaller gun, it is a 75mm and it will not be active for a long time. However, the tank is pretty slow, but considering its weight that’s normal. Another bad side is its money-making capabilities, which are virtually non-existent. Even if you are the best bloody player who manages to kill the entire enemy, you will be just in the clear unless with premium. Then you might make some profit if you are good with it, but don't expect much. 
Price: 6,100,000 (Same as every other tier 10)

Pros.
-Insane Armour
-Insane hitpoints
-One of the most accurate T10 gun
Cons.
-Bad speed and maneuverability 
-Huge target for enemy arty
-Can’t hide from anything

-Lacks penetration

Modules:
Armor scheme currently in use
 

Spoiler 
Posted Image


Hull:
The frontal armour is nearly impenetrable for all weapons in existence. When you use the terrain to slope the side armour it is just as hard to penetrate. As with all tanks you can try to flank it, but even then there is a chance that your shell will bounce off. 

Suspension: 
Mausketten – load capacity 191,9t/ Turn speed 15 deg/sec
The maneuverability of a ship on land...

Engine:
MB507 – 1750 h.p. / Chance of Fire on Impact 12%
9,26 hp per ton, at least the maus keeps its 20km/h almost constantly .

Radio:
10WSc – range 820m
Great radio! What more can I say.

Turret:
Maus
Armour: 220/210/210
Rotation: 16 deg/sec
Review: 460m

The turret is very heavily armored and only tier 9 guns have a chance of penetrating it frontally. Do know that you MUST slope it in order to bounce tier 10 guns.



Guns
Posted Image
Accurate, good damage, slow RoF and decent penetration. Not a bad gun. Technically there is also another 75mm gun, but it will not work in a future patch. Do know it penetrates more with APCR than S70 with APCR, giving the Maus an edge in Clan Wars.

Comparison with its peers:
Pz. VIII Maus vs. IS 7:
The Mous has far more armour and hitpoints, but lacks the maneuverability of the IS7. Furthermore the Maus can’t hide very well since it has a pretty big profile, unlike the IS7 which is far smaller. The Maus also has a precise gun, but lacks the penetration of the IS7.
In short:
Maus is the ultimate brawler tank, IS-7 is not even close here
IS-7 can flank and maneuver, these words don't exist in a Maus driver's vocabulary
Maus has 1000hp more.

 

Historical Maus:
Posted Image

 

 

Only two hulls and one turret were completed before the testing grounds were captured by the advancing Soviet forces. An incomplete tank was captured by British forces.

These two prototypes – one with, one without turret – underwent trials in late 1944. The complete vehicle was 10.2 metres (33 ft 6 in) long, 3.71 metres (12 ft 2 in) wide and 3.63 metres (11.9 ft) tall. Weighing 200 metric tons, the Maus's main armament was a 128 mm KwK 44 L/55 gun (55 calibers long barrel), based on the 12.8 cm Pak 44 anti-tank artillery piece also used in the casemate-type Jagdtiger tank destroyer, with an added coaxial 75 mm gun. The 128 mm gun was powerful enough to destroy all enemy armored fighting vehicles at close or medium ranges, and even some at ranges exceeding 3,500 metres 

The principal problem in development of the Maus was finding a powerful enough engine for its weight that could be carried in the tank. Though the design called for a maximum speed of 20 kilometres per hour (12 mph), no engine was found that could power the prototype to more than 13 kilometres per hour (8.1 mph) under ideal conditions. The weight also made it impossible to cross most bridges; it was intended to ford or submerge and use a snorkel to cross rivers.

 

The basic design known as the VK100.01 Porsche Type 205 was suggested by Ferdinand Porsche to Hitler around June 1942.  Work on the design began in earnest; the first prototype, to be ready in 1943 was initially to receive the name Mammut(Mammoth). This was changed many times. First being Mäuschen(Little Mouse). Then to the name we know today, Maus. 

The initial plan for the Maus was for the prototype to have been completed by the summer of 1943, with monthly production scheduled to run at ten vehicles per month after delivery of the prototype. The work on the Maus would be divided between Krupp esponsible for the chassis, armament and turret and Alkett, who was responsible for the final assembly.

The Maus tank was originally designed to weigh approximately 100 tons and be armed with a 128 mm main gun and a 75 mm co-axial secondary gun. Additional armament options were studied including various versions of 150 mm and 128 mm guns. Hitler himself in January 1943 insisted that the armament be a 128 mm main gun with a coaxial 75 mm gun. The 128 mm KwK 44 designed for the Maus was later reused under the designation Pak 44 in the casemate-style like the Jagdtiger. 

V1. 

The first, turretless prototype (V1) was assembled by Alkett in December 1943. Tests started the same month, with a mock turret fitted of the same weight as the real turret. n June 1944 the production turret, with armament, was used for tests.

The Maus was surprisingly agile for its 188 ton weight. Its minimal turning radius was 7.25 m, almost twice that of a Tiger I at 3.55m, but significantly less the 18.6 m for an M4 Sherman mid production. 

Since the Maus was too heavy to cross any bridge, the Maus would ford any river it had to cross.

V2.

In March 1944 second prototype, the V2, was delivered. It differed in many details from the V1 prototype. In mid-1944, the V2 prototype was fitted with a powerplant and the first produced with the Maus turret. This turret was fitted with a 128 mm KwK 44 L/55 gun, with coaxial 75 mm KwK 44 L/36.5 gun and a 7.92 mm MG34 for anti-aircraft armament. The V1 was supposed to be fitted with a turret but was never implemented.

This turret was fitted with a 128 mm KwK 44 L/55 gun, with coaxial 75 mm KwK 44 L/36.5 gun and a 7.92 mm MG34 for anti-aircraft armament.  This was a new electric steering system and a Skoda Works designed running gear and tracks.

Capture:

The working Maus prototypes remained at Kummersdorf after being tested at Böblingen. aus V2 was ordered to Wünsdorf to protect the OKH, Probably 205/1 was ordered there, too, as support for the 205/2 if it drove into mud or to help with diving through rivers. 205/2 ended at the Hindenburgplatz, in front of the bunker Maybach I, where it was destroyed by placing charges in the engine and fighting compartments. Because it had ammunition stowed under the turret, it was damaged more extensively than 205/1, with the turret being more or less intact. Maus V1 didn't reach this area. It is unknown if the V2 actually fought or not. 

After the war, the Soviet Commander of Armored and Mechanized troops ordered the hull of V1 to be mated with the turret of V2. The Soviets used six German FAMO-built 18t German half-tracks, the largest half-track vehicles that Germany built in the war years, to pull the 55 ton turret off the destroyed hull. The combined V1 hull/V2 turret vehicle was completed in Germany and sent back to the USSR for further testing. It arrived there on May 4, 1946. When further testing was completed the vehicle was taken over by the Kubinka Tank Museum for storage where it is now on display.

Pictures:

 

Blueprints

 

Testing Grounds

 

Final Completion 

 

Railroad Transport

 

Testing Grounds

 

 

Assembly Line

 

Drivers Compartment 

 

Death of Maus:sad:

 

This has been the Documentary on the Mighty Maus.

 


Edited by Romnel101, Dec 24 2013 - 06:22.


Exponan #2 Posted Dec 24 2013 - 06:11

    First lieutenant

  • Players
  • 11586 battles
  • 558
  • [ARMDA] ARMDA
  • Member since:
    11-16-2011
The Maus does not have the most accurate T10 gun, http://tank-compare....66I50I43I80I116

Romnel101 #3 Posted Dec 24 2013 - 06:12

    Sergeant

  • Players
  • 6708 battles
  • 243
  • Member since:
    04-27-2013

View PostExponan, on Dec 24 2013 - 05:11, said:

The Maus does not have the most accurate T10 gun, http://tank-compare....66I50I43I80I116

I know I messed up on that, I jumped the gun that. Sorry



Exponan #4 Posted Dec 24 2013 - 06:14

    First lieutenant

  • Players
  • 11586 battles
  • 558
  • [ARMDA] ARMDA
  • Member since:
    11-16-2011

View PostRomnel101, on Dec 24 2013 - 05:12, said:

I know I messed up on that, I jumped the gun that. Sorry


No worries.



Romnel101 #5 Posted Dec 24 2013 - 06:15

    Sergeant

  • Players
  • 6708 battles
  • 243
  • Member since:
    04-27-2013

View PostExponan, on Dec 24 2013 - 05:14, said:


No worries.

Only if it was the most accurate gun in the game.....only if



bjshnog #6 Posted Dec 24 2013 - 06:20

    Major

  • Players
  • 18386 battles
  • 2,567
  • [LABS] LABS
  • Member since:
    07-13-2011

FINALLY! Finally, I reloaded the page enough for this form to appear. (Damn my internet.)

 

*VIII



Romnel101 #7 Posted Dec 24 2013 - 06:21

    Sergeant

  • Players
  • 6708 battles
  • 243
  • Member since:
    04-27-2013

View Postbjshnog, on Dec 24 2013 - 05:20, said:

FINALLY! Finally, I reloaded the page enough for this form to appear. (Damn my internet.)

 

*VIII

Well, didn't see that. Thanks for pointing that out tho



bjshnog #8 Posted Dec 24 2013 - 06:22

    Major

  • Players
  • 18386 battles
  • 2,567
  • [LABS] LABS
  • Member since:
    07-13-2011
No problem.

_Zesty_ #9 Posted Dec 24 2013 - 06:26

    Major

  • Players
  • 28070 battles
  • 6,143
  • Member since:
    04-29-2012
Why does the picture say that the Maus has 3,200 Hitpoints?

Romnel101 #10 Posted Dec 24 2013 - 06:27

    Sergeant

  • Players
  • 6708 battles
  • 243
  • Member since:
    04-27-2013

View Postzstsz, on Dec 24 2013 - 05:26, said:

Why does the picture say that the Maus has 3,200 Hitpoints?

My bad I just picked a pic of the Maus at random and got that, did not notice that til now. Thanks for pointing that out



Romnel101 #11 Posted Dec 24 2013 - 06:41

    Sergeant

  • Players
  • 6708 battles
  • 243
  • Member since:
    04-27-2013
Do you guys like this Documentary? I'm thinking of doing more of them, what do you think of this one? 




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users