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Author Topic: Königstiger - 2 types of turrets identification  (Read 8217 times)
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« on: 8 January 2009, 21:25:42 »
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Tiger II with produktion turret.



Tiger II with "Porsche" turret.
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« Reply #1 on: 15 January 2009, 22:43:52 »
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50 is the number and the number will be 50.

As the first 50 King Tigers were fitted with the Porsche turret.......

consider the following;

The 88 mm L/71 round generates a muzzle energy of 4.5 megajoules.
This energy is equivelant to 17.910.000 Calories.
Roughly the amount of energy you would get from eating 58.700 cheeseburgers.
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« Reply #2 on: 18 June 2009, 16:09:50 »
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In fact, the 'porsche' turret was manufactured by Krupp and the 'Henschel' turret by Wegmann. The 'Porsche' has its name because it was originally desgined for the VK45.02(P) from Porsche which never saw serial production (though meant to fit the Henschel chassis, too) and the 'Henschel' turret was manufactured by Henschel (without the turret). I rather speak of the 'pre-production' turret and the 'series' turret (as it was officially called).
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