The tier 10 German heavy tank Maus is truly the behemoth of World of Tanks. However, construction of the first super heavy Maus main battle tank began at Alkett on August 1, 1943, and Krupp delivered the vehicle hull by mid-September. Its traditional internal combustion aircraft engine used two electric motors that drove the tracks, but due to the sheer size of the tank, it became clear early on that the engine wouldn’t be able to handle the weight of the tank. The first test drive with a turret dummy then took place on December 23, 1943 at Alkett, whereupon the vehicle was brought to Boeblingen near Stuttgart on January 10, 1944 for detailed tests.

The M1 Abrams is a third-generation American main battle tank designed by Chrysler Defense (now General Dynamics Land Systems). However, in 1944, heavy tank development was discontinued. Peacekeep and combat load. In June 1943, the Adlerwerke company received an order for development of the E 100. I was a tank commander for a leopard tank l2a6 variant and there is typically two different weights. Had the Maus’ manufacturing plant not been overrun by the Soviets in 1945, the Germans would have built more than just the single prototype.

The German army ordered five tanks, but only 2 hulls and a turret as well as a test turret were completed before the manufacturing facility was captured by the advancing Red Army. This tank packs a ton of weight, armor, and size into a slow hard hitting package. Its designers weren’t without a sense of humour – they named the 180-ton behemoth the "Maus" (mouse).Had the Maus’ manufacturing plant not been bombed by the allies and subsequently overrun by the Soviets in 1945, the Germans would have built more than just the single fully operational prototype.

It was the heaviest armored fighting vehicle ever created, at a staggering 207 tons. By far The heaviest tank ever to be constructed was Germany’s Panzer VIII. Wegens het enorme gewicht kon de tank vrijwel geen enkele brug passeren.

De dieselelektrische aandrijving die uiteindelijk werd gebruikt, verbruikte enorme hoeveelheden brandstof.

The heaviest tank ever to be constructed was Germany’s Panzer VIII. Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus (Mouse) was an experimental Nazi German super-heavy tank completed in 1944.

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.

By the end of the war, only the chassis was completed, which was later captured by the British Army. Volgens de ontwerpeisen moest de tank op de weg 20 km per uur halen, maar het lukte niet een motor te bouwen die krachtig genoeg was. And is designers weren’t without a sense of humour – they named the 180-ton goliath Maus (or mouse). Additional armament options were researched into, including various versions of 150 mm and 128 mm guns. The Germans, however, took on active development of both the E-100 "Tiger Maus", the Panzer VIII "Maus" super heavy tanks and entertained the ideas of the massive Landkreuzer P.1000 "Ratte" and the Landkreuzer P.1500 "Monster" - the latter two existing in paper form only. Another problem was that the Maus was far too heavy to travel across standard road bridges. The main features of the tank were the electromechanical transmission of both tracks, and a powerful circular armor whose thickness began from 5.9 inches (150 mm) and ended at 8.7 inches (220 mm). This World of Tanks Maus guide will break down the Maus into firepower, armor, mobility, and miscellaneous attributes. Fuel tanks with a capacity of 420 gallons each allowed the Maus to travel from 38 to nearly 100 miles, depending on the terrain.