Saturday, April 28, 2012

WW2`s German Tank Maus In 1 / 100 Scale - by Michal Tichy


A cool little model by Czech designer Michal Tichy, from PR Models website.

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The Real Thing
Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus was a German World War II super-heavy tank completed in late 1944. It is the heaviest fully enclosed armoured fighting vehicle ever built. Only two hulls and one turret were completed before the testing grounds were captured by the advancing Soviet 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 gun (55 calibers long barrel), based on the 12.8 cm Pak 44 anti-tank artillery piece already in use in the casemate-style Jagdtiger tank destroyer, with a 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 3500 meters. 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. - Wikipedia

PhotobucketPanzerkampfwagen VIII Maus foi um tanque de guerra pesado alemão, o mais pesado a ser fabricado durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial. Foi desenvolvido por Ferdinand Porsche para a Alemanha Nazista em 1942 e aprovado por Hitler. Seu nome deveria ser Mammut (mamute) mas foi trocado por Maus (rato). Durante testes, seu enorme peso fez o tanque afundar e encalhar em terrenos não muito firmes, fazendo com que sua produção fosse cancelada pela Wehrmacht. Os tanques fabricados ficaram em posições de defesa estática, não tendo relatos oficiais que tenham enfrentado o inimigo, apesar de soldados americanos terem afirmado ter enfrentado pelo menos um.


Link: WW2`s.German.Tank.Maus.In.1/100.Scale.by.Michal.Tichy


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WW1 and WW2 Paper Tanks - by Wayne McCullough - Tanques Da 1ª e da 2ª Guerra

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WW2 German Tank PzKpwf VI. Tiger In 1/100 scale - by Rawen

T-12 Soviet Tank - by Dragos - Tanque de Guerra Soviético

4 comments:

  1. I'm a novice painter and due to life circumstances will never be able to play in any games with other gamers. But I would like to build settings to place my figures in and photograph them. I see you have quite a lot here that I can use.

    Kris from Wargames and Railroads has taught me by email and I've learned by cruising around the blogosphere and looking at peoples work. I'm posting my fourth figure tomorrow (Sunday). It's a male warrior with a battle axe in partial armor from Dark Sword. I'm looking for painters who would be willing to stop by and critique my work so that I may improve as a painter.

    Thank you
    Anne O'Leary

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    1. Hello, Anne,

      Thanks for your words and for the visit! Send the link for your post about the warrior, please.

      Greetings from Brazil!

      Mauther

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  2. I built some of your models...it was pretty cool!!!! I want to request a paper tank, Renault FT-17 1:100.. PLEASE.... THANKS!!!!!

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    1. Hello, friend,

      first at all, thanks for your kind words and for the visit!

      I look at every obscure part of web, in forums and sites, and, sorry, but I don`t find this especific paper tank, the Renault Ft-17, in any scale. But I will continue looking for, ok?

      Greetings from Brazil!

      Mauther

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