The Panzerkampfwagen E-100 was a German super-heavy tank design developed near the end of World War II.
About this creation
Pzkpfw E-100, German prototype super-heavy tank. The chassis was the only part ever built.
This took about 3 hours of work and constitutes 890 bricks.
The basic design was ordered by the Waffenamt as a parallel development to the Porsche Maus in June 1943. It was the heaviest of the Entwicklung (E) series of vehicles, meant to standardize as many components as possible.
Size comparison to King Tiger and Kubelwagen. Also, the large bow machine gun you see is actually a short barreled 75mm KwK 44 cannon.
In November 1942, Krupp suggested a design weighing 155 tons, compared to the 188 tons of the Maus - but still using the Maus turret. In December 1942, Krupp suggested a design weighing 130 tons which used many of the same components as the Tiger with Maus turret — referred to as the Tiger-Maus. Weight savings were to be from thinner armour, and narrowing and shortening the vehicle. After 1944, work continued at a very slow pace until canceled in favor of the Maus. The first prototype was never completed and was found by allied forces on the factory floor in 1945. The partially completed vehicle was removed by the British Army for evaluation and then scrapped
The prototype had a HL230P30 engine due to the lack of HL234 units from Maybach. The HL230 was the same engine mounted on the King Tiger and Panther tanks. It was suitable for the 45 tonne Panther, underpowered for the 70 tonne King Tiger, and grossly under-powered for a 140 tonne design. The prototype would have had the 15 cm Kwk 44 gun, though the final selection between the 15 cm Kwk 44 and the 17 cm Kwk 44 had not been made. The hull has sloped armor, typical of post 1943 design. Wheels were overlapped, similar to the King Tiger and Panther.
Weight - 140 metric tons
Length - 10.2 meters
Width - 4.5 meters
Height - with turret, around 5 meters
Crew - 6 (Driver, gunner, loader, commander, radio operator, coaxiel gunner)
Armor - 60 to 240mm
Primary armament - either a 12.8 cm PaK 44 L/55, 150 mm KwK 44 L/38, or 173mm Kwk 44
Secondary armament - coaxiel 75mm KwK 44 L/36
Engine - 23.1L Maybach HL230 V-12 prototype engine
Range - ~120km
Speed - ~40 km/h