German armored vehicles/weapons if the war continued?

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Re: German armored vehicles/weapons if the war continued?

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 12 Apr 2021 03:09

bam wrote:
10 Apr 2021 01:17
A little known but very influential vehicle was the Wanze, the borgward IV with 6 panzerschreck rocket launchers...
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This was an excellent idea, and also the world's first mass produced armoured missile tank destroyer, which is now a very widespread vehicle type. The Wanze was a truly revolutionary idea, only let down by short range. Should have armed it with puppchen or PAW s (750m range). But still, a very sensible solution to Germany's tank needs.
The US revived this design in the 1960s with the Ontos. It carried six 106mm recoiled rifles on racks outside the hull.

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Re: German armored vehicles/weapons if the war continued?

Post by maltesefalcon » 12 Apr 2021 15:15

Turretless AFV like an E5 had a challenge with aiming and accuracy, whether it had a gun or some form of unguided rocket projectiles. Back in the day, they would not have been as effective against an enemy AFV as a main gun in a turret. Not only that, their armour was so thin it would barely be proof against even an M2 heavy machine gun.

In any event would the E5 be any more reliable mechanically that the similar sized PzKw I? That design and its execution (over)produced a fragile vehicle that often broke down before it could even get to the front.

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Re: German armored vehicles/weapons if the war continued?

Post by T. A. Gardner » 21 Apr 2021 20:04

One that is very likely to start seeing service is this

https://www.nevingtonwarmuseum.com/bmw-katchen.html

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