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Armor/AFV: What If?
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What if alternate standard panzer
Andy120
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 05:23 PM UTC
I saw somewhere an idea for a hull like the Marder IFV as a chassis for a panzer line. A bit of math puts a Tiger 2 equivalent protection (with a tiger 2 turret) at about 50 tons. On 12 torsion bars that's around 4 tons load each. The armour could be fairly scalable, light(ish)/med/heavy. The side armour is the real weight hog. Is 50ton realistic for Tiger 2 performance. I have only rough dimensions for the Marder im working off and an armour density of 7850kg/m^3.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 09:03 PM UTC
Are you thinking of the Argentine TAM (Tanque Argentino Mediano)? That was based on the Marder Hull.

http://tanknutdave.com/the-german-a-argentinean-tam-tank/
Andy120
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 05:51 AM UTC
Yes, just with a real turret ww2.