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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 3:19 p.m. PST

"In 1944, Krupp built a prototype of this super heavy mineclearing vehicle.The 130t vehicle was articulated in the centre, and was suspended on 2.7m diameter steel wheels.
These were set on different track widths at front and rear, so as to sweep a wider path. Each section of the Raumer S was powered by a Maybach HL90 motor. It was captured at end of the war by the U.S Army."



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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

Well… hello BUGSY………..


Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 9:15 p.m. PST

Interesting. You'd only want a thing like this if you were going to go forward over your minefields or the enemy's. By this time, the Germans were usually in retreat. It also implies one or both sides had time to lay mines in the first place, so more or less fixed lines. Did the Germans really believe they'd be advancing, or was somebody (not to name any names) just a few bricks shy of a load?


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

Well… they have advanced … conquering whole of Europe and great part of Russia… (smile).


deephorse11 Mar 2017 3:37 p.m. PST

Excuse me, they didn't conquer the whole of Europe.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 10:27 p.m. PST

Mostly… you are right…


d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 10:27 p.m. PST

You're right> Gibraltar held out…

Murvihill13 Mar 2017 10:21 a.m. PST

The Germans did try to resolve some of the problems they had attacking fortifications from 39-43, but the projects didn't get to the prototype stage until the need was passed. Look at the Sturmtigers.

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