Upon initially discovering the project codenamed “Maus”, we where naturally fascinated. We had heard of the Germans creating ufos, super submarines, jets, and even land battle ships, but never had we heard of the mobile bunker. And so we decided to share with you the intriguing research that we have spawned.
Well, first of all the Maus, contrary to It’s name, is not a small tank by any means, In fact, its far larger than any tank we would deploy today (for obvious reasons). So, as opposed to to the average tank of world war II, this thing could simply run over anything anyone had and just keep driving, and mounting a 128mm kwk 44 L/55 naval gun, it could blow anything to smithereens.
Furthermore we want to stress the size of this thing because it was MASSIVE! Just imagine anything you may think of when you think of a tank, and increase it by four times. Compared to the m3 grants and m4 Shermans the Americans would have used, this thing would have been impossible to stop.
The rugged maus was literally a small battleship. It’s frontal plates alone never hit below 240mm and went as high as 460mm while the sherman’s maximum lay at a mere 76mm, the maus would obliterate these while they couldn’t even scratch it. As opposed to the late royal tiger, the Maus absolutely lacked rear and side weak-spots. 220mm of solid, sloped steel would lay all around this beast. As an added bonus, a 315mm plate was placed on the upper chassis and upper portion of the hull, as good measure against attacks from the sky. This would have literally only limited the maus to it’s 34-50 ammo storage limit, It’s lack of ability to cross water like the more mobile panzer IV, and it’s abysmal 12-25km/h top speed, Porsche also did a sloppy job by mounting the turret on the rear, making the 315mm plate an absolute must.
The Maus, much like the Henschel E100 was created in remote locations to prevent allies from destroying the depots prior to creation of the Maus. This resulted in two combat ready Maus tanks and two halfway completed Maus tanks in one entire year. This meant the production was so slow that the Germans dropped the E100 altogether, the lack of supplies didn’t help. And the Maus tanks that where ready for combat never saw it.
What we find so intriguing about all of this is the secrecy, we have never heard of this thing before, but there is so much on it out there, for anyone to research. We thought of how impossible this thing would be to stop, along with the PZ VIII ausf a scwehrer Lowe and Pz VIII H E100. Nothing could possibly stop these if they where created on time, although we cant say for sure Germany would have won the entire war, the land war would have certainly been much more in their favor.