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QuakeRiley Jun 10 2013, 8:05pm says:

Nothing good comes from unturreted MBTS. Apart from the Swedish.

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InsurgentCeLL Jun 10 2013, 9:25pm says:

Jagdmammut ...

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Sakura Matou Jun 11 2013, 5:52pm replied:

OMG It is!!!

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The Versuchsträger 1-2 (abbreviated: VT, meaning "test-beds" or "experiment carrier") were two German prototype twin gun turretless main battle tanks. Since the early 1970s a number of West German companies have been working on conceptual designs for a successor to the Leopard 1. This project had the name Kampfpanzer 3 (KPz 3). The KPz 3 project was temporarily a British-German joint project, until the UK withdrew because they wanted a turreted tank. The Germans had already developed the Leopard 2 and therefore didn't see the need for another conventional tank. One of the companies involved was MaK, developing the VT 1-1 and VT 1-2. The test programme ended proving that a twin-gunned turretless tank could be created with enough technical effort, but had drawbacks in both practical and tactical use.

Type Main battle tank
Tank destroyer
Place of origin West Germany
Production history
Designer MaK
Designed 1970s
Manufacturer MaK
Produced 1974 and 1975 (VT 1-1 and VT 1-2)
Number built 2 VTs and 5 GVTs
Variants VT 1-1, VT 1-2, GVTs
Weight 43.5 tonnes (42.8 long tons; 48.0 short tons)
Length 9.06 m
Width 3.54 m
Height 2.04 m
Crew 3 (commander, driver, gunner)
armament 2 x 105 mm guns
2 x Rh 120 guns
Engine MTU MB803 Ra-500
1,500 PS (sustained )
2,400 PS (short time)[2]
Power/weight 34.5 PS/t(sustained)
55 PS/t (short time)
Suspension hydropneumatic
Speed 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph)
40 kilometres per hour (25 mph) offroad

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