Posted 25 February 2004 - 05:08 PM
Designed by Bussing, Daimler, Steyr and Weserhutte the E-5 was to replace the Pzkfw II in the light tank & reconnaissance role. Among the planed variants of the E-5 was a flamethrower, light tank destroyer armed with a 80mm PAW 600 & even a remote control light tank.
E -10 was the representative of the tanks of the new concept, whose construction was to standard production. It was to be a light turret-less tank destroyer. Designed by company Klockner-Humboldt-Deutz. KHD generally never dealt with the development of armaments so the E-10 was there first AFV. Although the designation E -10 implied the weight of machine to be 10 tons, in the end it was 16 tons.
Crew: 3 men
Engine: Maybach HL 100, 400hp
Armament: 75mm Pak 39 L/48
Waffentrager E-10 armed with 88mm Pak 43 L/71 (Ardelt)
Leichter Waffentrager E-10 armed with 88mm Pak 43 L/71 gun (Ardelt I)
Waffentrager E-10 armed with 88mm Pak 43/3 L/71 gun (Krupp/Steyr)
The E-25 was meant to replace the ageing Pzkfw III, Pzkfw IV & there conversions (StugIII, Jagd IV), But it would still use the same 75mm Pak 42 L/70, from the Jagd IV & Panther which was a proven weapon & could take out any allied tank at that time. Later it was planed to add the 75mm KwK 44 l/70, which was being developed for the Panther II. Also in developed was a new auto-loading system capable of 40 shots per minute. With this & the new KwK 44 the E-25 would have raged terror for the Allies.
Weight: 25t ?
Engine: Maybach HL 230 P 30, 12-cylinder, 700hp
Armament: 75mm Pak 42 L/70 , 20mm Flak
The E-50 was to replace the Panther & Tiger tanks, it was planed to use the new Schmalturm which was being made for the Panther Ausf F & Panther II which could house a 75 or 88mm cannon. There were also plans to add the auto-loading system to the E-50 too but nothing came of this as the new turret was to small to install the system.
Note: The E-50 is some times referred to as the Panther II, which is untrue as the Panther II was a completely different project. But it wouldn't be surprising if the Panther II project was cancelled & the name given to the E-50 as a nick name by the troops on the front.
Weight: 50t ?
Engine: Maybach HL 234
Armament: 75mm KwK 44
Not much is known about the E-75 but it was planed to replace the Tiger II in the heavy tank role. Identical to the E-50's basic design, the E-75 was an E-50 with more armour & a bigger calibre gun it was even planed to build them in the same factories side by side. The best way to tell the E-50 & E-75 apart is that the E-50 has 6 wheels, while the E-75 has 8.
Weight: 75t ?
Engine: Maybach HL 234
Armament: 88mm KwK 43
Super heavy tank designed as an alternative to the Maus, it used a modified Maus turret with the 150mm KwK 44 with plans to upgrade it to the 170mm KwK 44 later. Development of the E-100 started in June 1943 & continued steadily until 1944 when Hitler stopped all development of super heavy tanks. But even though, three engineers carried on the work at a low priority & by the end of the war they managed to nearly finish the first prototype which only needed a turret. The only prototype was sent to England after the allies captured it & scrapped post-war.
Engine: Maybach HL234, 900 l.s.
Lenght: 10,27 m
Width: 4,48 m
Height: 3,29 m
Armament: 150mm KwK 44 L/38, 75mm KwK 44 L/36.5, 7.92mm MG34
E-100 Flakzwilling 88mm
E-100 Ausf B (hypothetical)
Posted 25 February 2004 - 08:40 PM
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Posted 26 February 2004 - 12:18 AM
yes @ MG
Posted 26 February 2004 - 01:13 PM
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