The Landkreuzer P. 1000 “Ratte” (English: Land Cruiser P. 1000 “Rat’) was a design for a super-heavy tank for use by Nazi Germany during World War proposed by Krupp director Edward Grotte in June 1942, who had already named it “Landkreuzer. Submitted designs and drawings of the tank went under the names OKHAuftrag Nr. 30404 and E-30404/1, which were presented type PrejeCt Stkper•beevy tank in December 1942. The tank was planned to be 1000 metric tonnes, being far Piece of Origin Nazi Germany heavier than the Panzer VIII “Maus”, the heaviest tank ever built (weighing 180 Production history tonnes).
The project gained the approval of Adolf Hitler, who had expressed Designer Krupp interest in the development of the tank, but was cancelled by Minister of Armaments Albert Speer in early 1943. Weight 1,000 lonmes (1,100 short The Ratte is known for its enormous size: it would have weighed 1.000 tonnes, 1011e; R84 long lainS). five times the weight of the Panzer VIII Maus. The divided weight of the Ratte estimated included 300 tonnes of armament (the total weight of the guns themselves Length 35m hull was 100 tonnes. so turret armour would have weighed 200 tonnes),200 tonnes 37m Juno forwards of armour and frame and 100 tonnes of track and automotive components. With 10m Height 11m while remaining weight would be distributed to miscellaneous features. It was planned to be 35 m long (37 metres when including naval guns). 11 m Crew 20*, pommy as marry 8,411 high and 16 m wide. To compensate for its immense weight, the Ratte would Armor 1 have been equipped with three 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) wide and 21 m (69 ft) long Main 2 x 280 men 51,5 SX 0134 treads on each side with a total tread width of 7.2 m (23 ft 7 in).This would help stability and weight distribution, but the vehicle’s sheer mass would have Engine 6 x Daimler-Benz MI35011 destroyed roads and rendered bridge crossings next to impossible.
It was 20-cylinder marine di expected that its height, and its ground clearance of 2 m (6.6 ft), would have engineo, or 2 x MAN V12.Z32144 21-cylinder allowed it to ford most rivers with relative ease, thus eliminating the need for marine diesel envInee bridge crossings. 12.000 to 13.004 Planned propulsion was by two MAN V12732/44 24-cylinder marine -16,000.10 diesel engines of 6,300 kW (3,400 hp) each (as used in U-boats) or eight Ground clearance 2 rn (7. in Daimler-Benz MB 501 20-cylinder marine diesel engines of 1.500 kW (2,000 Operilienel -ISO kilometres (120 mq hp) each (as used in E-boats) to achieve the 12,000 kW (16,000 hp) needed ra nge to move this tarik.The engines were to be provided with snorkels, also like Speed -25 mile artiour those used by German submarines.
The snorkels were designed to provide a way for oxygen to reach the engine, even during amphibious operations passing through deep water. The Rattle’s primary weapon would have been a dual 280 mm SK Ci28 gun turret. This was the same turret that was used on the German capital ship Gneisenau but modified by removing one of the guns and its associated loading mechanism.Removing the third gun allowed extra accommodation of ammunition, and reduced the total weight of the tank by 50 tonnes_ The guns used for the Ratte would have fired ammunition developed far other naval guns. It also included armour-piercing rounds with 8.1 kg (18 lb) of explosive filler, and high-explosive rounds with 17.1 kg (38 lb) of explosive filler. Further armament was to consist of a 128 mm anti-tank gun of the type used in the Jagdtiger or Maus, two 15 mm Mauser MG 151115 autocannons, and eight 20 mm Flak 38 anti-aircraft guns, probably with at least four of them as a Flakvierling quad mount.The 128 mm anti-tank gun’s precise location on the Ratte is a point of contention among historians, most believing that it would have been mounted within the primary turret, with some others thinking a smaller secondary turret at the rear of the Ratte more logical.Sorne concept drawings exist to suggest a flexible mount on the glacis plate.
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