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It was actually the Germans that did this to prevent it's capture by the Russians, the turret is what we now see on the one that's on display in the Kublinka Museum.
That actually makes, this is the only clever thing Germany did during the war lol
your comment is stupid....do you even realize that if Hitler would have listened to his generals and if he wouldn't get Ill (yes Hitler was ill and he wanted to wint he war before he died-hence the stupid decissions he made in the last 1,5 years of the war) we would all be speaking german right now
and when I say ill I mean an actual Ilness, not ill as in crazy nazy (which he was also :D )but ill as in an actual disease (saw a documentary about it, I just can't remember what it was)
oh and I guess you never heard of the jet fighter, the first ballistic missile, night vision equipment the german had ? these things seem clever don't you think ?
I understand that Germany created some of the best technological machines during the war like the v2, however I was talking strategy wise, alot of mistakes were made by Germany during the war which led to there demise, like Operation Barbarossa. Yes Hitler screwed over Germany during the war, and yes they had some clever machines like the v2.
Ok I understand that I did not explain myself clearly and u do have a point. I simply meant strategy wise.
The Germans made plenty of strategic blunders, but all nations made their share of mistakes during the war. The worst German mistakes are nothing when compared to those made by the Soviets during the first few years of the war, for instance.
yes and the mistake made by german were made towards the end of the war ( the only big ones at the start were the battle of britain and the fact that they didn't capture moscow before the winter)
and even the huge mistakes made by them were made cause of Hitler's idiotic orders not because the German generals were bad, if for instance guderian, rommel,.... would have had control over the military and the state instead of Hitler things would be very different
if Russians got a fully working maus in there hands what monster would they create =O
The concept behind the Maus was outdated by the end of World War II due to the increasing lethality of ground attack aircraft and medium tanks were slowly becoming the MBTs for the major nations, so the Russians would've had no use for it after the war.
They Russians really didn't need one. They already had heavy hitting Tank Destroyers like the heavier SUs with the 120mm guns or the IS line of tanks.
Now I have an image in my head of a Maus going around blasting D&B over a loudspeaker... it's quite a hilarious image.
I'm pretty sure the biggest mistake that Germany made was failing to destroy the BEF at Dunkirk. Dunkirk could've been a British Stalingrad. The Brits would've been forced to sue for peace had the BEF been destroyed.
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I thought this tank was indestructible