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zbw_109
12-19-2006, 08:58 PM
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BillyTheKid_22
12-19-2006, 09:00 PM
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MrMojok
12-19-2006, 09:03 PM
I love this part:

"Concealing the Ratte from aircraft would have required a blimp hangar or some sort of bizarre camouflage that would make it resemble a building. Such camouflage is feasible, if comical, but would have been useless the first time ground units spotted the Ratte. From that point on the Ratte would have been constantly harassed by fighter-bombers. Even if the Ratte???s 20mm AA guns had managed to drive these off, the Ratte was such an enormous target that high-altitude bombers could have been employed to attack it. "<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Waldo.Pepper
12-19-2006, 11:35 PM
Very German.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Esel1964
12-19-2006, 11:35 PM
Yeah,it'd be something to see,for sure.But when you look at all the problems the super-heavy tanks(operational or not) had with terrain(i.e. King Tiger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_tiger_tank)),it's easy to see why it'd never be practical-except under ideal conditions.
It makes one wonder why things like the Panzer VIII Maus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maus_%28tank%29),the American T-28 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-28_%28tank%29) were even designed.I know they were desperate times,but logic can't be completely thrown out the window.

Reminds me of the German railguns (http://www.aopt91.dsl.pipex.com/railgun/Content/Railwayguns/German/Dora%20index.htm),Dora & Gustav;it seems like too much manpower concentrated on one task,when they could be used elsewhere,not to mention the natural resources/man hours required to construct something like that.

tigertalon
12-20-2006, 12:05 AM
Yeah, it would never work IMO. Too clumsy and too vulnerable, simply because of its HUGE size. If a flight of, say, 8 tempests scored 10 direct hits (out of 16) with their 1000 lb bombs, tank would have most likely been disabled (tracks torn off, rear turrets jammed or blown off, hatches torn off,...)<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Friendly_flyer
12-20-2006, 12:58 AM
It's more like a moviable fortress than a tank, and would have had to be used accordingly.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Thanatos833
12-20-2006, 02:06 AM
Why were the biggest German tanks named Rat and Mouse? Why was the Tiger smaller? And the Elephant smaller still? Were these names given randomly or what?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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tigertalon
12-20-2006, 02:21 AM
Originally posted by Thanatos833:
Why were the biggest German tanks named Rat and Mouse? Why was the Tiger smaller? And the Elephant smaller still? Were these names given randomly or what?

Out of irony I guess.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Grue_
12-20-2006, 05:53 AM
A squadron of Swordfishes armed with sepecial torpedos that had wheels attached would have dealt a decisive blow.

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