Entwicklungsserie

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Entwicklungsserie

Post by Mannet » 13 Jan 2021 08:39

Hi, I found such information:
"One of the last projects in the long line of German ingenious "E-series" next generation tanks, the E-100 was planned to be the basis for a whole new line of super heavy armored vehicles. E-100 jagdpanzer was based on the E-100 chassis, and was developed to be the next generation tank destroyer. The prototypes were produced in Henschel of Haustenbeck in the suburbs of Paderborn. The main armament consists of a 170mm anti-tank gun capable of firing armor piercing projectiles at ranges up to four kilometers. A 75mm co-axial gun similar to the Maus was planned but was done away with to give more room for the crew and ammunition. The shape that integrated a fighting compartment within the main body is reminiscent of the Jagdpanther, with the front having enough angles of inclination to produce 200mm of frontal armor.With a 1,200HP engine and a new torque converter from Mekydro, a projected speed closer to 40km/hour was attainable."

is it true, that there was build prototype of Jagdpanzer E-100 ??? I heared only about E-100 tank chassis...

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Re: Entwicklungsserie

Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 13 Jan 2021 17:51

Mannet wrote:
13 Jan 2021 08:39
is it true, that there was build prototype of Jagdpanzer E-100 ???
No.

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Re: Entwicklungsserie

Post by arminfreitag » 13 Jan 2021 17:55

Hi Mannet,
the Eseries of tanks were only paper panzers.
only the chassis of E100 was built.
Allegedly there were also 3 chassis of each the E10 and E25 built.

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Re: Entwicklungsserie

Post by H_Ackermans » 13 Jan 2021 18:36

The E 100 itself was being shelved in favour of a Sturmgeschütz layout early May 1944, armed with either a 15 or 17 cm gun. For this, a 1:5 wooden model of the 15 cm and 17 cm option was ordered on 28 May 1944, this model was to be inspected by Guderian. Speer had informed Oberstleutnant Crohn (Wa. Prüf. 6) that Hitler had decided to cancel work on armoured vehicles with heavy guns, with Crohn relaying this to Krupp on the 21st of July 1944.

The Mekydro 8-speed mechanical/hydraulic combination transmission and steering unit was to be used with a rear-drive layout, in combination with a 1200 hp Maybach engine, in a design Project B Antrieb on drawing 021 A 38300, providing a speed of 40 Km/Hr.

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Re: Entwicklungsserie

Post by Mannet » 14 Jan 2021 10:53

arminfreitag wrote:
13 Jan 2021 17:55

Allegedly there were also 3 chassis of each the E10 and E25 built.
o! are any photos of them ?

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Re: Entwicklungsserie

Post by arminfreitag » 14 Jan 2021 11:56

Hi Mannet,
sorry no photos. That's the information i found in panzertracts 20-1 paper panzers.
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Re: Entwicklungsserie

Post by Blorange » 14 Jan 2021 14:01

I've never really seen a follow up to those statements in Panzertracts.

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