Maus details: Maus 1 and 2
by Alfred Van Netburg - fredal35(at)hotmail(dot)com
Edited by Rob Haelterman
I am in the process of finishing a Maus 2 (Ed.Note i.e. vehicle
2) as it was, just before it was blown up, I have been studying
is clear that both Maus test vehicles underwent many trials and experiments.
They were partly built up further on the testing grounds and not all
detail changes were documented in the drawings.
are even more complicated by the fact that the Kubinka Maus consists
of the Maus # 1 hull and the Maus # 2 turret.
should be aware of the many, quite visible differences between the
two. Even Panzer 1946 builders must be careful as details are known
of all first 6 or 7 Mäuse as components like hulls, turrets and
gun mantlets were found and details are known (see part
2 of this article).
and amendments are most welcome and pictures of the engine decks are
needed to complete the history, so if anyone has them, even from the
Kubinka one, please, please !!