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E-100 variants?
GibsonSG
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 05:46 PM GMT
I am rebuilding a dragon E-100 and was just thinking what could I do to make it different. I was thinking a recovery tank or something like that or maybe a tank destroyer version. Just thought I would ask and see what other ideas are out there.
Thanks
jjumbo
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 06:35 PM GMT
Hey Ryan,
I picked up a Chesapeake Model Designs conversion turret for a Maus or E100 Flakzwilling 8.8cm a few years ago:

http://fingolfen.tripod.com/superheavy/fze100m.html

http://www.chesapeakemodels.com/

It's still available according to the CMD site sales list for $48 USD
Not cheap but certainly something to consider !!!
Cheers

jjumbo
muchachos
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 02:42 AM GMT
There was a tank destroyer variant planned, scroll down to the last entry of this page. The Maus turret was also likely to have mounted a 150 mm antitank gun, but this was not put in the prototype, as no such gun existed.
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 03:04 AM GMT
Ryan,

This site, New Connections, may give you some ideas....not to mention that they carry a conversion for the E-100 Stug (krokodil?).

Mike
tjkelly
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 04:14 AM GMT
There was am article a while ago in FSM that showcased, if I remember right, three of Steve Anderson's "What if?" E-100 variants. One was a dual Flak 88mm, don't remember what the other two were. Some pretty neat models though, that's for sure.

Cheers -
Tim
H_Ackermans
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 05:47 AM GMT
The only idea ever conceived for a variant based on the E-100 was a Sturmgeschutz as it turned out the turretring for the large gun required wasn't acheivable.

This idea never made it beyond the conception stage. Also, the E-100 is just a case study, NOT a tank intended for production. As were ALL E-series designs, they were nothing more than designs, case studies and ideas.

For instance the E-10 was ditched in favor of the Pz 38(d), the Germanized version of the Pz 38(t). The E-5 APC was replaced by the Katzchen program.

Anything the E-series studies would produce that looked like it presented a benefit, would be entered into existing Panzer-programme.
GibsonSG
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 06:19 AM GMT
Thanks guys. I am not really into buying a conversion kit so I am going to try to scratch something. I was thinking of a Jagdtiger version or jagdpanther. Most likely it will be a JT because I think I can just chop the turret down and glue it to the hull and it will cut down on fabricating. I want to use as much of the kit as possible.
Anybody who is interested I found a cool site last night doing some research

http://nast-sonderfahrzeuge.de/fotosammlung/thumbnails.php?album=25

I will post some pics when I get started.