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T28 Super Heavy Tank

Discussion in 'Military Vehicle Restoration' started by Chennault, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Chennault

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    For bustin up the Siegfried Line T28.jpg
     
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    12 inches of armor
    4 tracks
     
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    Was there any bridge in Europe that could handle it?

    AND were there any plans to deploy it in Japan if the war strung out long enough?
     
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    The outer tracks could be detached and joined together to form a trailer to carry various items. This made it narrow and light enough for major roads/bridges. Whilst it was anticipated that the Japanese would build massive concrete bunkers etc it was considered that very heavy artillery could deal with these hence the development of the Little David mortar
     
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    Septic Armor/Cav museum has been doing some good work on it of late.
    First time the secondary tracks have been played with since the 70s IIRC.
    Scroll down for recent movements & track-bashing:
    The U.S. Army Armor & Cavalry Collection
     
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    .....no turret, slow, heavy = a dinosaur
     
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    Large immobile concrete bunkers = Easy Target = Dinosaur Smash! = Bunker destroyed.

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    It springs from the 'shelled area' concept.
    As Chennault mentions - Siegfried line.
    Gothic, Wotan, Winter etc, etc. All fed into a rather persistent idea of an extremely heavily armoured machine with a BFG substantial enough to obliterate bunkers & crawl through defences, shrugging off light/medium responses.
    The sort of gun that no turreted machine of the era could accommodate.

    British version was the Tortoise.
    My missus called it 'silly' at Bov recently.
    I called her silly.
    (While grudgingly accepting she might have had a point, and there were solid reasons the concept evaporated.)
    Fishtail exhaust, though.
    Racy.

    tortoise-3.jpg
     
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    Indeed at the time the Germans were talking about an Alpine redoubt (which turned out to be largely a combination of propaganda and wishful thinking) and the Allies expected to have to slug their way through heavily fortified lines
     
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    ..I play the tank game War Thunder [ it's down now because they updated it!! ] ..I drive the IS6--I can't even damage the T28 in the front
     
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    not if the T28:
    can't get there
    the T28 is destroyed or immobilized
    can't zero in on the bunker because of no turret
    and--how is it going to destroy a bunker when it never made it to war???!!!
    etc
     
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    Applies to any vehicle...Are all vehicles dinosaurs?

    Again, applies to any vehicle...Boy! According to Bronk all vehicles really are Dinosaurs.

    Turrets can be immobilized or destroyed...

    That the war ended before the weapon system is fielded, is not the fault of the weapon system.
     
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    and--how is it going to destroy a bunker when it never made it to war???!!!
    by Bronk7's logic in this case the Centurion was a dinosaur
     
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    Too late for Siegfried line. Plan was to send it to mainland Japan.
     
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    But not when originally envisaged.
    The truth is it was a specialised weapon for particular circumstances and when these vanished so did the need for it
     
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    Any info on the ammunition for the 105 mm gun?
     
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    True, that was the fate of the T28.
     
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    Was there special ammunition for concrete bunkers?
     

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