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It is never a good idea to play a alternate history video game when you own a 3d printer and love history. My first mini off the the printer is the T95 tank destroyer It was an American prototype. This is in 1/100 scale and it is big for that scale.

It will need to be cured tomorrow and cleaned up for assembly. 
Here it is mock assembled next to a Flames of war 76mm Sherman.

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Currently working on tiger 2, 105 Pershing and E-100 Turrets. The hulls will come after that.

Now to find a good looking Maus Stl .

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Nice fictional tank.  Yes there was a T-28/T-95.  The front end looks nothing like what you've printed.  This will look cool on the table tho!

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On 9/3/2020 at 10:00 AM, Mckenna35 said:

Nice fictional tank.  Yes there was a T-28/T-95.  The front end looks nothing like what you've printed.  This will look cool on the table tho!

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Yes there are a few inaccuracies in the model, but I was able to find a better model of the T95, If I print off another one I’ll use it instead of this one. 
 The E-100 hull has been printed. This one has the Maus turret. I’m not a big fan of the other one. Once again it is next to a 1/100 scale Sherman.

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And my bad cat has decided that these turrets needed a durability test in the form of knocking them off the table. Fortunately for me they passed.

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Might have found a Maus, but I also found something else.......

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And yes someone has printed that off.(Not me........yet)

Thanks for looking!

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I had some help taking pictures today. I had to rescue my Sherman from him.

Tiger II is printed off. I’ll need to rework some of the supports one of the mud flaps failed on me but otherwise it came out pretty good. 

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Here is the Pershing all printed out. This one has a 105 gun. 
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Here in a few hours I’ll have another tank printed up,  an American prototype called the T29. 

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Tanks!!!

They look great so far.

I've lost track of how tanks many I've printed off so far (some in 28mm, some in 15mm, some "real", some completely not real). Most are in pieces still, and absolutely none have seen paint.....

 

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Thanks! I’ve always like WW2 era tanks. 
The T29 is now done! It was an American prototype heavy tank that was undergoing development towards the end of the war. The US deemed  heavy tanks unneeded after the war’s conclusion ending all work on the project. 
 Still a little wet so I’ll have to make sure it is fully clean after it’s done drying.

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Didn’t have enough supports on the tracks so some of the wheels are a little flat sided. That has been corrected in for the next print. 
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Thanks for looking!

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After a whopping 9 hour print we now have another tank. This is one of those Ish tanks.
This is a Sturmgeschütz auf E100 Fahrgestell (Don’t ask me to pronounce that) super heavy tank destroyer. It was to have been built on the E-100 chassis with a 15/17 cm gun. The project was canceled before any actual vehicles were built. A wooden model was made but has never been found. As a result the full design is unknown. There are several designs out the with the gun position in different spots ranging  from the front, back, and middle. So with the absence of historically  accurate design I have gone with the rule of cool. 
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Next up the Maus!

 

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On 9/5/2020 at 12:49 AM, Standifer said:
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And yes someone has printed that off.(Not me........yet)

Thanks for looking!

 

I wonder where that turret is mounted.   

It can't be the old C-tower from Gneisenau, can it?   

If so, I have a picture of me somewhere, showing me laying down on top of one of the barrels... 

(It's the main battery of the Austrått coastal fort, part of Germany's 'Atlantic wall' fortifications. It was in use until it was decomissioned in 1968)   

 

One issue with batteries this size is the manpower required to run them. 

The C-turret required 10 officers and 107 enlisted soldiers to maintain and run while mounted in this fixed fortification.  

 

The planned crew of 20+(some says up to 41) for the Ratte is really just a pipedream. They probably needed 20 just for the 2x 28cm guns. 

They'd also need a full train of 'camp followers' with fuel and ammo trucks, a mess, sleeping accommodations and all that. 

(It's the same 28cm guns both in the turret on Austrått and on the proposed Ratte tank. We must assume that the Germans didn't bother to automate the ammunition handling as much on Austrått as they would on the Ratte. Dropping the rate of fire a little might also help)

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On 9/9/2020 at 4:40 AM, Gadgetman! said:

The planned crew of 20+(some says up to 41) for the Ratte is really just a pipedream. They probably needed 20 just for the 2x 28cm guns. 

They'd also need a full train of 'camp followers' with fuel and ammo trucks, a mess, sleeping accommodations and all that. 

(It's the same 28cm guns both in the turret on Austrått and on the proposed Ratte tank. We must assume that the Germans didn't bother to automate the ammunition handling as much on Austrått as they would on the Ratte. Dropping the rate of fire a little might also help)

Not only the crew but the power plant. 1000 tons is a lot of weight to move around. A diesel electric might do it but I can’t see it going anywhere in a hurry. It would’ve been bombed to smithereens when it was spotted by the Allies.

Speaking of large war machines.

This is the largest tank ever made at 188 tons and has probably the most ironic name such a vehicle could have. 
The Maus (Means Mouse:lol:). Only two hulls where ever completed and only one had a turret. It was going to be able to be armed with either the 12.8cm gun, or a 15cm gun with a secondary 7.5 cm gun based on the mission profile. It’s rather blocky appearance was to ensure that it could be transported by rail. 
In spite of its large size and weight its drive system was, unlike the tiger II’s, sufficient. And contrary to what some may think it was able to free itself from the mud after some timbers were placed under the tracks.

Enough of my typing here are some picture!

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and I got these printed up just a little while ago. 
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Thanks for looking!

 

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6 hours ago, Standifer said:

It was going to be able to be armed with either the 128mm gun, or a 150mm gun with a secondary 75mm gun…

 

Metric tank gun diameters are stated in millimetres (mm) as a standard. So FTFY. Rheinmetal has proposed a new 130mm smoothbore for current generation MBTs. There are videos of it mounted into a spare british chieftain tank.

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

 

So FTFY.

 

 

In regard to German tanks of WWII, we use cm instead of mm, as the Wehrmacht did in their manuals. (Check Tiger and Panther manuals for reference).

 

Even today that is common. Therefore, he was right. The only thing to fix here would be the German spelling, as we use commas to differentiate numbers.

 

8,8 cm, 7,5 cm, 12,8 cm and so on.

 

 

Greetings from Germany

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