12 June 2021, 21:50:01 *

Login with username, password and session length
Welcome to War and Tactics!    War and Tactics Forum is currently undergoing some modifications that might disable features you are used to. This is unabvoidable as we have to update the forum engine to a new structure that is incompatible with many of the features we had used so far. The good news: WaT will be more secure and stable, and most of the features we uninstalled will be a natural part of the new structure anyway. For the rest we will be looking for solutions. (APR 23, 2018)
  Home   Forum   Help ! Forum Rules ! Search Calendar Donations Login Register Chat  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Share this topic on Del.icio.usShare this topic on DiggShare this topic on FacebookShare this topic on GoogleShare this topic on MySpaceShare this topic on RedditShare this topic on StumbleUponShare this topic on TechnoratiShare this topic on TwitterShare this topic on Yahoo
Author Topic: Königstiger - 2 types of turrets identification  (Read 8762 times)


Offline Offline


Location: Belgium
Posts: 4215

View Profile
« on: 8 January 2009, 21:25:42 »

Tiger II with produktion turret.

Tiger II with "Porsche" turret.
« Last Edit: 9 January 2009, 19:49:32 by Koen » Logged
Private 1st class

Offline Offline

Posts: 19

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: 15 January 2009, 22:43:52 »

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.
Earl Grey
Member of Staff


Offline Offline


Location: Lower Franconia
Posts: 404

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: 18 June 2009, 16:09:50 »

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).

"You don't have to take things how they are - rather how they should be!" - Bastard Instructor From Hell
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Unique Hits: 35260034 | Sitemap
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.16 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Google visited last this page 31 May 2021, 21:37:55