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"The German super heavy 30.5CM Mörser "Bär“" Topic


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 4:27 p.m. PST

Nice!

"The Bär was a large self-propelled vehicle mounting an awesome 30.5cm weapon. The running gear was largely to be taken from the Tiger tank, but rather than torsion bars, leaf spring suspension was to be used. These springs would have most likely resembled a larger version of the Panzer IV leaf spring mounting. Similar systems were suggested for prototype Jagdpanzers which were on the drawing board toward the end of the war. The gun was rigidly mounted, but a provision was made for a wide range of elevations. These features make the Bär closely resemble the Sturmtiger…"

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Griefbringer01 Mar 2017 12:48 a.m. PST

Deja-vu?

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laretenue01 Mar 2017 2:16 a.m. PST

Nb top left: 'Amusing Hobby' … Spot-on for paper panzers.

Disco Joe01 Mar 2017 8:52 a.m. PST

Maybe a sign of age?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2017 10:47 a.m. PST

Without doubt… my good friend Disco hit the spot…. (smile)


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SquireBev02 Mar 2017 4:19 a.m. PST

I like the little dust-cap for the barrel. Presumably to stop mischievous Hitler Youth stuffing their empty Scho-ka-kola tins down it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

(smile)


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