The chassis of the unfinished German E-100 prototype after it's capture.
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|Weight||140 tonnes (Script error short tons;Script 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.|
|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.|
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).
1. "E-100." World of Tanks Wiki. Wargaming.net, 18 Oct 2013. Web. 23 Nov 2013. <http://wiki.worldoftanks.com/E-100>.