The Ratte – German Mega Tank

The Ratte – German Mega Tank

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Landkreuzer P1000 ‘Ratte’
The main feature of this new tank – its enormous size – surpassed everything made up to that point.
In comparison, even the heaviest of tanks would have seemed like toys.
The Ratte remained just another of Hitler’s great fantasies.
As German General Heinz Guderian wrote in his autobiography, “Hitler’s Fantasy led him into the realm of the gigantic”.

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