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In June 1943, the Adlerwerke company received an order for development of the E 100. However, in 1944, heavy tank development was discontinued. By the end of the war, only the chassis was completed, which was later captured by the British Army.
About this creation
- Individually -
~ E-100
~ G.W. E-100
~ Jagdpanzer E-100
~ Waffentrager auf E-100

- The Full Set -
~ E-100 Battle Pack






The newest feature being that I have added the sideskirts to the tank in realistic fashion. The turret is about as wide as the hull so the rest of the tank's width is actually sideskirt on the real thing.


See on the overhead view, Turret width lines up with the hull width...




E-100 No Skirts...


Due to the wheels paired on bogies the ground clearance is quite exceptional...


The observant observer will notice that the Front slope of the turret is at a shallower angle than the rear turret face, this is accurate, and this is a annoyance of mine that others who have made the E-100 with the turret have neglected, they make the two faces the same angle but they are not so in reality...








The key reason why between the E-100 and the Maus, the E-100 is the more practical choice: You can remove the sideskirts to access the suspension in case of a need for repairs in the field whereas on the Maus you have to jack the entire 188 ton tank up in the air...

Every pair of Inner/Outter roadwheels is mounted on these stiff "Bogies", they do not provide suspension capability but coupled with the sideskirts this allows this relatively featureless model to have a playability function or two. However the bogies do allow for high ground clearance...

The sideskirts are also split in 3 piece per side fashion, with each piece being realistically scaled: The front piece is the biggest.


Some artsy pictures I took to recreate pictures of the "Krupp Turret" I found online so people know what I'm talking about when I say "Krupp Turret"...











*Generic Wiki Copy/Paste Intensifies Below*

The Panzerkampfwagen E-100 (Gerät 383) (TG-01) was a German super-heavy tank design developed towards the end of World War II. It was proposed to be the basis for a heavy artillery system, an anti-aircraft vehicle, and a heavy tank destroyer, howeverby the end of World War II the chassis of the E-100 was only partially completed. The tank was shipped to the United Kingdom at the end of the war for trials, but was later scrapped.

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The basic design was ordered by the Waffenamt as a parallel development to the Porsche Maus in June 1943. It was the heaviest of the Entwicklung (E) series of vehicles, meant to standardize as many components as possible. The proposed designs were the E-5, E-10, E-25, E-50, E-75 and finally the E-100.

In March 1944, Adlerwerke company from Frankfurt am Main submitted blueprint 021A38300 for a super-heavy tank called E-100, after the tank was proposed in April 1943 along with the other Entwicklung series vehicles. According to the blueprints, the tank would be armed with a both a 149 mm gun and a 75 mm gun. Two types of engines were proposed: one was a 700 hp Maybach HL230, with a transmission and turning mechanism borrowed from the Tiger II. The estimated top speed was 23 km/h. The second variant would have a new 1200 hp Maybach engine and a top speed estimated at 40 km/h. The design had removable side skirts and narrow transport tracks to make rail transport more viable. This design was very similar to the original 'Tiger-Maus' proposal, but had larger 900 mm diameter road wheels and a new spring based suspension rather than the original torsion bars. A new turret was designed; intended to be simpler and lighter than the Maus turret. Permission was given to produce the tank based on the potential use of the E-100 as a tank destroyer with either a 15 cm StuK L/63 or 17 cm StuK L/53 gun.

In July 1944 Hitler ordered the development of super heavy tanks to stop. Work on the E-100 continued at a very low priority with only three Adler employees available to assemble the prototype.

The first prototype was never fully completed and was found by the 751st Field Artillery Battalion of the American forces in April 1945. The partially completed vehicle was taken by the British Army for evaluation and then scrapped in the 1950s.

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Model Features

- Rolling Track
- 360 rotating turret (Krupp design, not Porsche (Maus))
- Elevating/Depressing Main Gun
- Removable Sideskirts
- Bogie Roadwheel mounts for higher ground clearance and ease of repair
- Sturdy enough for some play

*Builders Nots*

- This was built long before my series of "Rough Riders" which are made to be played with. This one while sturdy enough to play with lightly is more of a desk model with some features, but no hatches/suspension. Other than the sideskirts and the new tow cable mounting points this model is largely the same as it was uploaded 4 years ago, however it just looks better because LDD render is much better and I did not upload it with "Small" pictures...

- However thanks to LDD adding in the 2x2 wing plate I was finally able to recreate the 3x4 wing plate from megabloks that is the angled portion of the Front and Rear turret faces meaning there is no longer that giant gap at the seams... And while I was touching up the turret faces I decided to add the secondary 75mm above the main gun and the mantlet as best I could at this scale, I also decided to go with the 150mm this time to sort of differentiate between the two versions I made...

- Now that I have revamped the hull I plan to revisit the rest of the 4 tanks I built on this chassis and update them because A) This was the first tank I built, and the first I made in LDD and these 4 are very sub-par compared to my current standards and B) These tanks received HD models in WoT changing their appearance and I want to match them (Except for the WT auf E-100 which was actually replaced with the Grille 15)

- I am aware that when compared to the reference picture the tank seems a little narrow, really at this scale I need 4 wide tracks, but Lego does not make 4 wide tracks, and to brick build them myself they would be too big and thick... It's a sacrifice I have to make...

- The pictures above show the tank's turret with a 2 plate thick base which is one plate too thick, I left it like this because the old LDD lacked the proper #x10 plates I needed, however LDD has them now and the turret base is 1 plate thick...

* Real life dimensions:

* Hull *
- Length: 8 5/8 Inches
- Width: 4 1/3 Inches
- Height: 2 1/8 Inches

* Turret *
- Length: 4 1/16 Inches
- Width: 3 1/8 Inches
- Height: 1 5/8 Inches

- Also, and this is completely personal, I think Maus can suck it... E-100 was the way to go if you had to go big... Porsche can bite me on that...








Farewell with a typical cover-type photos, notice the addition of the Headlight on the front plate? Don't worry it's in LDD too... I forgot to put it on the first time. Also the 150mm gun was one "Tube" too long, so I took one out and the picture reflects that shortening as does the LDD file. In addition to the 1 plate removal from the turret base thickness I added the 128mm version for good measure, both versions are included in the LDD file...


Building instructions
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Comments

 I made it 
  April 4, 2017
Quoting Sam Sanister I think the only improvement you could make is to make the bottom layer of the turret only one plate tall instead of two.
Keen eye you have, yes the 2 plate layer base was something I carried over from the first design because at the time LDD did not have the proper #x10 plates I needed, HOWEVER, this has been fixed as you will see in the final 2 pictures, LDD is updated to reflect this change...
 I like it 
  April 4, 2017
I think the only improvement you could make is to make the bottom layer of the turret only one plate tall instead of two.
 I made it 
  April 4, 2017
Quoting Florida Shoooter Excellent work! Love these big boys. :) Nice work with a pain in the arse turret.
Thanks, it only took 4 YEARS haha...
 I like it 
  April 4, 2017
Excellent work! Love these big boys. :) Nice work with a pain in the arse turret.
 I made it 
  April 3, 2017
Quoting Gabor Pauler Nice turret angles.
Thanks, I've been waiting 4 years for those proper plates to come out so I could do it right...
 I like it 
  April 3, 2017
Nice turret angles.
 
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