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Year of proposal: 1931.
Rough translation of the history of the tank:
In March 1930, to provide technical assistance to the Soviet Union were invited foreign experts, among who was a German engineer Edward Grotte. Under his leadership, the autumn of 1931 at the Leningrad plant “Bolshevik” was designed and built an experimental medium tank TG. The tank did not go into mass production. Work on TG was discontinued due to its complexity to manufacture and hefty price, and from other services E.Grotte decided to give up.
However, as early as March 1931 E. Grotte UMM offered two versions of the Red Army in 1000-ton super heavy tank with the installation of weapons in three or six turrets. The towers were installed two 304-mm guns, four 152 and 76-mm and two 45-mm cannons. The crew consisted of forty people.
The armor protection of the frontal part of the hull and turret reached 300 mm sides – 250 mm, the roof and the bottom – 60-100 mm. The machine was supposed to install several engines with a total capacity of 24,000 hp (17630 kW), which were to provide a speed of up to 60 km / h. The transmission of the tank included a hydro-electric control system. The chassis provides for the use of hydraulic suspension and triple tracks. When considering the conceptual design of the machine, it was recognized that the design of the tank would be extremely cumbersome and difficult to master in production.
(sources: S. Fedoseev, Aviarmor)
3D (Sketchup) Renders:
|Ground clearance, mm||
two 304-mm guns, four 152-mm and 76-mm guns, two 45-mm guns
|Allowance of ammunition||
Forward hull – 300/250/250
power plant with total capacity of 24,000 hp
hydro-electrical system control
(on one side) 9 triple core rollers?supporting wheels, front steering and rear wheel drive, hydraulic suspension and triple tracks
60 km h
Size comparison with the Maus: