Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon (FHSW) is an unofficial continuation of the famous Forgotten Hope (FH), a Battlefield 1942 modification. We say unofficial since FHSW is developed by FH fans, not the original FH creators. In 2007 it started as a small addon but since then it has grown to be one of the biggest mods of all time! What makes this mod special is that it adds lots of - but not only - Secret Weapons which saw limited or no action at all during WW2 like jet fighters and super heavy tanks. Some of the maps feature "what-if" battles like a landing operation on the Japanese mainland or attacking a secret German base in the African desert.

Report RSS Maus Coming

Attention we got Maus over here! -Now in Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon

Posted by on

Best example for a secet weapon in ww2 is the Maus tank.
Despite it's rare appearance (only 2 were build, none entered combat) it's pretty famous.
And with 188t the heaviest tank build ever. Perfect fits in FH-Secret Weapon

arnament: 1x 128mm KwK44 L/50 (same gun in the Jagdtiger)
1x 75mm KwK44 L/36.5
1x 7.92mm MG34
1x close defense (heat launcher)
3x pistol port (for Mp40)

armor: 200mm front, 180mm sides and rear, 100mm (60mm on turret) top

ingame tactics: + prenetration of the hull with artillery less than 100mm is impossible
+ anti-tank weapons for infantry are useless against the hull
+ infantry can not climb on tank, cause of the high profile

- weakpoint under the front hull (at-infantry can hide and attack here)
- the towers top is weakpoint, perfect target for planes
- it is so slow that attacks are rather senseless (it's a rolling bunker)

historical info: Porsche became order on 21.March 1942 to design a 100t-tank.
While the armor got even stronger and heavier during development, motorisation
remained a big problem. Results were a maximum speed of 20 km/h on streets and
13 km/h on terrain, as well as a consumption rate of 2525 liter per 100 kilometer.
Despite being named as Pzkpfw. VIII, it never got over the prototype phase.
The original name was VK7001/ Porsche Type 205. 160 Maus were planned,
Type 205/1 without turret and 205/2 with turret were build,
5 more were under construction. Type 205/2 was blown up in the testfield,
before soviet troops found it. The red army put the tower of 205/2 on the
mantlet of 205/1 and tested it in kubinka 1945/46. It's exposed in the museum.

In conclusion the Maus was a wrong way in tank development. Much like the american T-28.
Super-heavy tanks are useless in modern mobile war. To slow for attacks, retreats and an easy target for planes.


Strong tank

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
eYe.ris Creator

Thanks for the news, Maier. Good job! :)

Sorry that I was a bit impatient.

Reply Good karma+1 vote

I have to do this, even though it is so old, The turret of the 205/2 was put on the HULL of 205/1. the mantlet is the gun mount!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Battlefield 1942
Send Message
Release date
Mod watch
Related Games
Battlefield 1942
Battlefield 1942 First Person Shooter
Related Groups