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Kampfpanzer Maus : The Porsche Type 205 Super-Heavy Tank - Michael Fröhlich

Kampfpanzer Maus

The Porsche Type 205 Super-Heavy Tank

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2017
ISBN: 9780764350788
Number Of Pages: 240

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In 1944 the Maus giant battle tank, weighing almost 190 tons, was supposed to help turn the Wehrmacht's fortunes of war on the Eastern Front. Just two prototypes of this monster were delivered, for its undeniable advantages, tremendous firepower and virtually impenetrable armour, were outweighed by the disadvantages of its slowness, excessive use of materials in construction, and fuel consumption so high that it was, by that time, far beyond the Germans' ability to supply.

With this volume, Michael Frohlich continues the legendary Spielberger series and delves into one of the most curious military vehicles produced by Germany the Maus super-heavy tank. For the first time, this book tells the complete story of this vehicle, including its inner workings, accompanied by many previously unpublished illustrations. But that is not all: the book includes another novelty, the complete operating instructions for the tank's crew!

About the Author

Michael Frohlich continues the legendary Spielberger series and delves into one of the most curious military vehicles produced by Germany the Maus super-heavy tank.

Foreword
Introduction - The Big Tank until 1945
Development of the Type 205 - From Little Mouse to Big Mouse
The Concept of a Super-Heavy Tank
New Requirements Delay the Project
Production of the Mice
Construction under Adverse Conditions
Cancellation of Series Production
Maus 205/1 - The Turretless One
Initial Tests
Transport to Boblingen
Test Drives by 205/2
The Mice Are Blown Up
Maus 205/3-7 The Uncompleted Ones
Maus 205/1+2 The Russian One
Assembly and Removal of Maus 205/1+2
NBT Proving Grounds Report
Indoors in the Museum
The Design and Testing Team
Technology in Detail
The Porsche Company's Wooden Model
The MB509 Gasoline Engine and the Cooling System
The MB517 Diesel Engine
The Drive
Other Tank Components
On the Trail of the Maus
Appendix
Preliminary Remarks
Description and Instruction Manual
Maus Turret Equpiment and Operating Instructions
Maus Development Timeline
Bibliography
Photo Credits

ISBN: 9780764350788
ISBN-10: 0764350781
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 2017
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.5  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.45

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