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    1. these are some bitchin tanks, but I have to wonder why some of turrets are so far back on them

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      • You need to retain as much of the upper deck as possible so you can have hatches for crew access, maintenance, and reload/refuel access.If you center the turret, then you leave minimal upper surface. Most tanks are heavy in the rear portion, but that’s not exactly a problem for most tanks. The Maus underpowered, and would have most likely spent the majority of its time mired in mud.

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    2. in most cases its due to where the engine is located. The Ferdi/Elefant for example the engine and final drive are located in the front. crew space had to be shifted back.

      if you look at a M4 Sherman series of tanks, the engine is in the rear, but the final drive is located in the front and a drive shaft connects the two. this design makes the sherman overly tall compared to the german tanks…easier to spot an american tank, but ours were more robust, more simple of a design….soviet tanks were even more simple, but their medium tanks like the T28, T34-76 and T34-85 were longer and wider…but again built for a different kind of warfare doctrine…wider tracks, diesel engines and simple controls…three different cultures and three different tactics…

      if you wanna have fun go check out World of Tanks…its a decent enough online tank game but no simulator….its just okay.

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    3. Number 23 in ‘Reasons why Hitler was a terrible war leader’: spent his national resources trying to build better tanks instead of simply trying to build more.

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