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Landkreuzer P. 1500 Monster . Biggest "papertank" contemplated by the germans during WWII. . Lots of interessting information goes with this vehicle, but I will spare you the hsitory-lesson. However I feel that at least a minimum of data is absolutly needed to understand what we are talking about here; Not really a tank, but a self-propelled artillery gun. This monster would have weighed around 1500 tonnes. (Tiger II weighed 70t and the Maus almost 200t) P. 1500 was to be a mobile platform for the 800mm "Schwere Gustaf"/"Dora" type super-heavy siege cannons. (which existed as railway guns) The "Landkreuzer" name indeed means a kind of "land-ship". MOC is around scale 1:120, and instead of the planned additional 2 x 150mm howitzers, I equipped it with a couple of flak-zwillings. Apart from this, I have tried to follow the historical data as close as possible. Here are some general views of the monster packed/on the move; Once within reach of the target, the unpacking begins. (The MOC is fully posable); The small tanker truck in the next photo is supposed to represent an Opel Blitz, and the small car a Kubelwagen. (So as to get an idea of the IMMENSE size of the vehicle) Projectiles would weigh between 3.5t (HE) to 7t (AP), and could be shot over a distance of almost 40km. The support and logistics necessary would have been H-U-G-E, with probably 2000-4000 men needed for operation, maintenance and close- and areal defence... Next some more detail and overview photos; Alas, the project was finally cancelled in 1943. Finally a shot showing some of the interior and methods of construction;


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