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Springmaus - tank concept by Obey-art Springmaus - tank concept by Obey-art
Springmaus (78.014-1943) - Jerboa

In 1943, Reich armaments, Albert Speer, said: "The prolonged war would be won by the wonder-weapons." Nazi propaganda repeated on vundervaffe (a term coined by the Nazi Propaganda Ministry, as a combined name for a number of large-scale research projects) up to the last days of the Third Reich.

Springmaus - crown of engineers and scientists. The mere use of two guns in the tower caused a lot of technical complications, foremost among which was a powerful impact and vibration to the body. Tower several test models just tore in half and broke the turning mechanism of the tower.

Implement fire two guns became possible after the development of "dampers" impact based on moving the telescopic tube filled with a special inert gas. the success of the system has allowed to establish two 134 mm guns D5lod with automatic charger, charging function changed to service and repair oborudovaniya.Gasiteli allowed to fire one volley or alternately.

Also technically well established the Office of transmission mechanisms. Controller function performed gyroscope with which mehvoda could determine the position in space and adjust the suspension to improve traction resistance. Side having been cast, rigidity attached joist frame. Places on the body with a small slope thickened armor.
A unique feature was the commander of the tower telescope, infrared vision, these developments form the basis of an experimental batch of 300 infrared sights Zielgerat 1229 «Vampir», which were installed on the machine.

Development gradually ended due to resource limitations.

weapons 2x134mm D5lod autoloader gun
optimum firing distance: 3500m
Book 280/200/120mm
Maximum speed: 48,5 km / h (cruising speed)
Engine: Maybach HT P54 230 (test module)
Fully equipped weight: 82,300 kg
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Skarrabor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Its called a "Wunderwaffe". ^^ (i´m german)
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist

ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
It's an intimidating design, aesthetically appropriate for the setting, but it needs some machine guns for defense against infantry, or it'll be reduced to a fireball and some scrap metal when a brave Red Army soldier sneaks up and attaches a sticky bomb to one side.
Obey-art Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is just an experimental model, small-caliber weapons would be added on later :)
Thanks for you comment!
was471 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
This would have cost the Allies a lot of headaches, but i liked the German's Panther tank the best, even though they copied the "sloped armour" of the Russian T-34.
Obey-art Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the comment
was471 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
You're welcome :)
Rumat Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
О как! Это реальные корни имеет или просто зарисовка?
Obey-art Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Вот, этот вопрос очень похвалил меня тем что это конкурсная работа секретного танка в рамках 2ой мировой :) Значит удалось вписать в ист рамки! Спасибо)
tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Obey-art Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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