E-series

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E-series

Post by Y Ddraig Goch » 13 Mar 2002 17:05

Would the plan to introduce a wholly rationalised class of AFVs have been successful :?:

In regards to the vehicles themselves. The E-75, E-50 etc and the Waffentragers. Would they have made a difference :?:
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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 13 Mar 2002 17:09

Maybe - if enough resources had been focussed (like the Jagdtiger and Maus together) on the projects, I think they oculd have pulled some of them off, epsecially the E-10 Hetzer looks fine to me (only 1.75m high, and short as well!). Some of the larger projets were a waste of time.
The production of the Hetzer would also have meant, that the Jagdpanzer 38(t) production could be stopped, and resources from this could be transferred. A completely new design, that is very small (=light) and would use less petrol - sounds good to me.

Also see:
http://www.wwiitech.net
http://www.sturmtiger.de
http://members.tripod.com/~fingolfen

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Post by Y Ddraig Goch » 13 Mar 2002 17:52

I've seen these. Are there any decent books on the E-series in English :?:
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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 14 Mar 2002 18:59

Dunno about any major books - Panzer Tracts 20-1 has some info, but not that much - anyone?

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Post by Bish » 14 Mar 2002 23:11

can't i go anywhere without seeing you two.

i think the conceot of the E-series was a good one, if a touch to late. The idea of a family of vehicles for different roles with as many common parts as possible was one that Germany at least, with her lower production abilities than her enemies, should have pursured more. though in think the E-100, like the maus, was over the top.

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 15 Mar 2002 22:23

Howdy Bish, sorry that I'm everywhere :lol: :lol: :lol:

Agree with you on the E-100, although it did look SOOO huge :)

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