Panzer '46 question

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Panzer '46 question

Joined: April 23rd, 2005, 2:01 pm

September 12th, 2017, 3:47 pm #1

Can somebody explain me where is the driver of this thing?









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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 5:34 pm

September 12th, 2017, 4:09 pm #2

Hi Ilian

If we know that germans are not small people... Maybe, Was it a RC tank?

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Joined: July 31st, 2016, 12:52 pm

September 12th, 2017, 5:34 pm #3

Can somebody explain me where is the driver of this thing?








I would assume the drive was designed to be at the front, with the engine in the middle, and fighting compartment behind...similar to the Maus layout...or maybe he was designed to sit next to, or just lower, then the gun...similar to a JagdPanther layout????

Either way, it's a badly designed/thought out model by Modelcollect...and I do like Panzer '46 subjects.

Last edited by JustGanCanny on September 12th, 2017, 5:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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September 12th, 2017, 5:50 pm #4

Can somebody explain me where is the driver of this thing?








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September 12th, 2017, 9:25 pm #5

Can somebody explain me where is the driver of this thing?








After all seems there were not many crews left in 1946, so getting this contraption operational with only two men, commander/driver , and a gunner/loader must have been a must........
Hence no machinegun, nobody aboard to fire it and a standoff design ,as this gun in fixed mount only was good use at distances.
My two cents.
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Joined: July 19th, 2005, 4:59 pm

September 13th, 2017, 1:00 am #6

Can somebody explain me where is the driver of this thing?








IIRC the war ended (Rather badly for ze Germans!) in 1945?
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September 13th, 2017, 5:11 pm #7

Can somebody explain me where is the driver of this thing?








as the exhausts duct through the fighting compartment to the rear plate. Would have been nice and toasty inside! Seriously, they could have copied the Archer with this wiffer and put the driver in "run away!' position, since that's what it'd have spent most of its time doing. Or maybe they wanted to expose the crew to the heat to prepare them for the "warmth" of a few surprise packages delivered via B-29, or maybe B-36s in 46/47.
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September 13th, 2017, 9:36 pm #8

Can somebody explain me where is the driver of this thing?








these simple mistakes are sadly far to common, not where is the driver sitting, why are the exhaust placed there but also why is the side armor as think as the frontal armor? would have been much better if they had sticked with the Elephant/Ferdinand layout
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Joined: August 25th, 2013, 7:15 pm

September 14th, 2017, 2:02 am #9

Can somebody explain me where is the driver of this thing?








Sorry, but I could not resist. This is like discussing why Bugs Bunny can talk or Elmer Fudd had a jacket but no pants.

Admittedly some of the previous comments are very entertaining (i.e. exhaust for heat or warmth from a B29).
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 1:37 am

September 14th, 2017, 2:37 am #10

Can somebody explain me where is the driver of this thing?








coffee, but I would have added a driver hatch, from a T-34, at the bottom of
the gun mantlet on one side and a periscope and MG mount for close-in fighting
on the other side for the gunner/RO. As for the thick side armor, I think they
knew that it would be 'all to easy' to flank this 'thing'. Think 'demise of more
than a few Tigers'. There would be no room at the front, with final drives and
transmission. The only other thing I would do is give the gunner a more sophis-
ticated fire control system. Most, if not all, tanks in '46 would have some form
of IR, I think. Fun to give the mind a whirl, anyway......Dan
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