E-100

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E-100
The chassis of the unfinished German E-100 prototype.jpg
The chassis of the unfinished German E-100 prototype after it's capture.
Type Super-heavy tank
Place of origin
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Germany
Production history
Designer Rheinmetall Landsysteme
Designed 1943
Manufacturer Adler
Specifications (E-100)
Weight 140 tonnes (Bad rounding hereScript error short tons;Bad rounding hereScript error long tons)

Armor Turret: 200mm on sides and rear, 240mm on the turret, and 40mm on the roof. Superstructure: 200mm on the front, 180mm on the sides, 150mm on the rear, and 40mm on the roof. Hull: 150mm of armor on the front and rear and 120mm on the sides behind the suspension, and 80mm on the bottom.
Main
armament
15cm KwK44 L38, and the 17cm KwK 44 in later provisions.
Engine A Maybach HL230P30 was originally fitted however the production engine was to be the Maybach HL234.
800hp

In June of 1943 the E-100 project of the Heereswaffenamt was authorized; it was a competing design against the Porsche Maus. By 1944 the project would be canceled by Hitler given the need to commit resources elsewhere; as such, the prototype which had been being built was given a low priority by Adler with only three employees being allowed to continue assembly. The prototype excluding the turret was nearly completed by the wars end at a Henschel facility near Paderborn; although the turret was to have been the same as the Porsche Maus albeit with a different armament.

A Maybach HL230P30 providing 700hp was originally fitted; however the production engine was to be the Maybach HL234 providing 800hp. The main armament of the E-100 was to have been the 15cm KwK44 L38, and the 17cm KwK 44 in later provisions. The E-100 was conventional in its design. The E-100 used the same engine deck as the Tiger II. The suspension was the externally-mounted Belleville Washer type characteristic of the Entwicklung Series (E Series).

Works Cited:

1. "E-100." World of Tanks Wiki. Wargaming.net, 18 Oct 2013. Web. 23 Nov 2013. <http://wiki.worldoftanks.com/E-100>.