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Agis N Inactive Member05 Oct 2012 11:31 p.m. PST

Heer 46 does it again – two more fantastic release for the 46 gamer – the E-50 and the mighty E-75! The kits come in 4 resin parts (hull, left, right track and turret) and 2 metal casts gun barrels.
Some background: During late war the German military leadership realized that previous tank designs were often too complex and had resulted in poor production rates and mechanical unreliability. The need to standardize the German AFV and tank production to as great a degree as possible became more and more pressing during the later war years. Consequently a series of tanks and tank destroyers the so called Entwicklungs-Serie (Development Series), more commonly known as the E-Series – was proposed which would allow for maximum interchange of parts.

These AFV's also called Standardpanzer (standard tank) – were to replace all of the existing German vehicles making future tank production, maintenance and service easier and cheaper. The tanks were named by projected weight class during planning. Therefore the E 10 was to be the German AFV in the 10 ton weight class. All in all there were six weight classes planned, designated E-5, E-10, E-25, E-50, E-75, and E-100.


Heer 46 PzKpfw E-50
The 50-75 ton heavy E-50 was planned as a standard medium tank similar to today's MBTs / Main Battle Tanks – replacing the Panther and Tiger based tank variants.


Heer 46 PzKpfw E-75
The E-75 was intended to be the standard heavy tank to be used as a replacement of the Tiger II and Jagdtiger. The design would have been very similar to the E-50 the hull was virtually undistinguishable – but in the heavier, 75 to 100 tons weight class because of the thicker armour and bigger gun used.


Family shot together with Lwe!

I can only recommend these tank. You can them at the Heer 46 website (heer46.blogspot.de.

More: adpublishing.de/html/15mm_german.html

corvettek225 Inactive Member06 Oct 2012 5:04 a.m. PST

Beautiful brushwork! Agis, you are extremely talented. Heer 46's castings are equally awesome. I imagine that the E-10 and E-25 will surely follow.

Now, to get 15mm figures sculpted to suit. (equally as nice I would hope) Similar to what we have seen from TQD in their 20mm line of figures.

Legion 408 Oct 2012 8:07 a.m. PST

Love the Lion !!!!

fingolfen29 Oct 2012 4:36 p.m. PST

I was a big fan of the Lowe, and picked up a few of them, but he really pooched it on the E50 and the E75. I've got Jentz's Panzer Tracts that covers the E series, as well as the older Spielberger books, and the excellent Trumpeter 1/35th scale kits. The front fenders are wrong on both vehicles and should be flush with the glacis plate. I have no clue what he's doing on the hull rear as it was essentially the same as the Tiger II and he has some sort of odd overhang going on. The side stowage is also extremely simplified. It should pretty much be identical to a Tiger II. The turrets look okay, and the suspension is nice, but the whole hull looks like a throw away at this point. In short, I'm giving these a miss and going to try to convert my own from a battlefront Tiger II sans zimmerit.

fingolfen29 Oct 2012 6:26 p.m. PST

… however your painting of the miniatures is excellent! :D

VonTed01 Nov 2012 6:49 a.m. PST

Is the turret the correct size on the E50? Looks small, a little odd. Could very well be correct, but seems funny lookin'

The E75 looks very cool.

fingolfen02 Nov 2012 9:06 a.m. PST

Turret may be a sneeze short, will have to get my Schmalturm drawings back out.

Agis N Inactive Member04 Nov 2012 1:49 a.m. PST

@ Fingolfen: Well there is always also the Forged in Battle E-50…

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Or – as you said the homegrown scratch build approach:

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fingolfen04 Nov 2012 10:56 a.m. PST

Forged in battle looks pretty good – actually really good, but I don't generally base my vehicles, so that's kept me from going that route.

Proble with converting is that you need to do significant suspension work – the E50 should have six roadwheels and the E75 should have eight and the standard Tiger II suspension has nine.

Once I finish my initial production Tiger I's I'm going to try and tackle the suspension on the E50/75. If I can get it to work, I'll work up the hulls and turrets. :D

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