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35. "RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport"
In response to message #34
 
   Strangely enough, they got the turret of the thing built, and that's how the wider world found out about it- when the Ratte was cancelled, the turret was shipped to France and installed on the Atlantic Wall, where it was discovered during the Allied invasion.

Of course, they should have known from building the Maus that it wasn't going to work. Krupp actually built 2 of those things, and the best indictment of the vehicle's failings comes from the Soviets; the Red Army captured one of the prototypes in 1945 and tried to send it home for testing and inspection. Due to a complete inability to fit on any form of rail transport, the Soviets had to drive the beast home. It took *8 months* to get to Moscow.

P.S. while double-checking my sources on the Maus, I found this. In the words of Richard Hammond, "really quite scared now!"

"This is probably a stupid question, but . . ."


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   RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport alange Aug-19-14 1
   RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Matrix Dragon Aug-19-14 2
   RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport drakensis Aug-19-14 3
      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Aug-19-14 4
          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport mdg1 Aug-19-14 6
          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Arashi Aug-19-14 9
   RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Aug-19-14 5
   RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport BobSchroeck Aug-19-14 7
      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Aug-19-14 8
   RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Bad Moon Aug-21-14 10
      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Aug-21-14 11
          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Nathan Aug-21-14 12
              RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Croaker May-01-17 48
          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport mdg1 Aug-21-14 16
              RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Aug-21-14 17
                  RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Nova Floresca Aug-21-14 19
          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Bad Moon Aug-22-14 20
              RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Aug-22-14 21
                  RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport mdg1 Aug-22-14 22
                      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Terminus Est Aug-26-14 39
                          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport TheOtherSean Aug-26-14 40
                              RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Terminus Est Aug-26-14 41
                                  RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Droken Aug-26-14 42
                                      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Terminus Est Aug-27-14 43
                      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Sep-04-14 44
                          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Nova Floresca Sep-04-14 45
                              RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Sep-04-14 46
                                  RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Berk Nov-29-17 61
                  RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport laudre Aug-22-14 23
                      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Aug-22-14 24
                          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport laudre Aug-23-14 31
   RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport rwpikul Aug-21-14 13
      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Aug-21-14 14
   RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport jonathanlennox Aug-21-14 15
      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Aug-21-14 18
          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Mercutio Aug-22-14 25
              RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport pjmoyermoderator Aug-22-14 26
                  RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Nova Floresca Aug-22-14 27
                      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Aug-22-14 28
                      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Mercutio Aug-22-14 29
                          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Berrik Aug-23-14 30
                              RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport SpottedKitty Aug-23-14 32
                                  RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Aug-23-14 33
                                      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport CdrMike Aug-23-14 34
                                         RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Nova Floresca Aug-23-14 35
                  RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport SneakyPete Aug-25-14 36
                      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Aug-25-14 37
                          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Bad Moon Aug-25-14 38
   RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport CdrMike Mar-27-17 47
   RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport trboturtle2 May-01-17 49
      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin May-01-17 50
          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport CdrMike May-02-17 51
              RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Peter Eng May-02-17 52
                  RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport dbrandon May-02-17 53
   RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport NHO Jun-08-17 54
      RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Jun-08-17 55
          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport NHO Jun-08-17 56
          RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport mdg1 Jun-10-17 57
              RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Kendra Kirai Jun-10-17 58
                  RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Peter Eng Jun-10-17 59
              RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport Gryphonadmin Jun-10-17 60


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