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Sturmpz. VI "Sturmtiger"

22.7k BMilan  2.1 years ago
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Sturmpanzer VI. "Sturmtiger"

This is the last version of my 10k Tiger I, this time I rebuilt the entire upper section of the Tiger and turned it into a Sturmtiger (german: Assault Tiger)

History

The idea for a heavy infantry support vehicle capable of demolishing heavily defended buildings or fortified areas with a single shot came from the experiences of the battle of Stalingrad. In september 1943, plans of a heavily modified Tiger tank, equipped with a 380 mm RW 61 rocket launcher were made. Production started and the first Sturmtigers were completed on the 20th of February, 1944. The Sturmtiger first saw action on the 13th of August, 1944, during the Warsaw uprising. From then, Sturmtigers were mainly used for defensive operations, mostly on the western front. During the battle for the bridge at Remagen. Sturmtigers were tasked to destroy the bridge itself but because of their poor accuracy, they couldn't hit it. Instead, one of them accidentally hit a group of stationary shermans in the village, making all of them unusable and killing or wounding their crews. This is the only reported time when the Sturmtiger directly hit enemy tanks.
Today only two Sturmtigers exist (18 were built during the war) one of them is in the Deutsches Panzermuseum in Munster, Germany while the other one is in the Kubinka Tank Museum in Russia.

Now let's talk about my build:

The controls are vastly different from the original Tiger as the Sturmtiger's main weapon cannot rotate in 360 degrees. It can only rotate its gun 10 degrees in both directions and if you want to rotate more than this, you must turn the entire tank. Aiming is very different too (further about this in the Aim section). The Sturmtiger also has a mounted MG-34 machine gun with moves separetly from the main gun.
The features:
Here's a demonstration:

The Main Gun

The Front Machine Gun

Working suspension

And the light

Controls:
VTOL-up - Go Forward
VTOL-down - Go Reverse
AG8 + Pitch-Roll - Turret control
AG1 + Pitch-Roll - Machine gun control
AG7 - Light
CAM1 - Gunsight view
CAM2 - Machine gun view

Aiming

On the picture above you can see the tank's gunsight (CAM1). This tank is a mobile mortar, so it doesn't shoot in a straight line like the original Tiger. Instead, it fires a rocket up in the sky which then falls back and causes a huge explosion. The horizontal lines mark distances: 500 meters, 750 meters, 1000 meters and 1250 meters. To aim, just use pitch and rise the dot up to the distance you want to fire at. The tank has a maximum firing range of 1300 meters (at least that was the furthest I could shoot when testing on a completely flat surface) Aiming works the best when the tank is standing completely horizontally. It's still possible to aim even if you are standing on the side of a hill or something, you just need to practice to get the feeling of it.

Attention

DO NOT fire at targets that are closer than ~400 meters. The explosion will hit you too and there's a high chance all your ammunition will explode at once resulting in a huge explosion and your tank being completely destroyed.

Have fun with this wunderschön panzer!

Other versions:

- 10k Tiger

- Tiger 131

- Tiger 131 with Tracks 2 mod

- Tiger 237 "Stefan"

- Bergetiger

- Bergetiger with Tracks 2 mod

- Knocked-out AI Tiger

- Tiger with interior

Spotlights

General Characteristics

Performance

  • Wing Loading 42,332.7lbs/ft2 (206,686.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.3ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 9139

Parts

  • Number of Parts 423
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    657 Jerba

    Rip@BMilan

    1.6 years ago
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    22.7k BMilan

    @Jerba It's DuckMint' Paradise Island map, but it doesn't work since the 1.8 update.

    1.6 years ago
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    657 Jerba

    What map do you use for these?

    1.6 years ago
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    22.7k BMilan

    @Jim1the1Squid There's no muzzleflash, that's just the smoketrail of the missile

    1.7 years ago
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    Ahh...
    How do you do the muzzle flash?

    1.7 years ago
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    22.7k BMilan

    @Jim1the1Squid The projectile itself is just a simple unguided missile (with a boom 50 attached to it) I just modified its size and range with xml editing

    1.7 years ago
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    How do you make the working muzzle flash and smoke trail behind the projectile?

    1.7 years ago
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    SturmTiger + SturmTiger + Bofors 40 MM + Schwerer Gustav QUIK MATZ

    1.9 years ago
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    Tank:Don’t fire at closer than 400 feet

    Me:Literally fires at a wall at point blank

    Tank:am I a joke to you

    2.1 years ago
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    YAAASSSSS!!!!! YOU BUILT IT! DIDNT NOTICE TILL NOW!!

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    22.7k BMilan

    @ZwillingerLuftfox46 read the Attention part again, I clearly wrote it down there. But you can just download it and test it yourself. Also you can't aim lower than the lowest line on the gunsight, cuz I disabled it.

    2.1 years ago
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    @BMilan
    What if I simply ignore your warning and aim the main weapon AS FAR DOWN AS POSSIBLE?

    2.1 years ago
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    22.7k BMilan

    @DuckMint oh yeah, a really awesome map, I just wish it was bigger with more stuff like a town or a small lake or something ;)

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    43.7k Wogchamp

    Nice map ;)

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    1,838 Irobert55

    @BMilan jupp. and i think that even the millitary historians dont have a complete clue why the name and desigantions hapenned.

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    22.7k BMilan

    @Irobert55 each time I'm writing an answer to you I do a ton of research but the more research I do, the more I realise how complicated military designation is. I think only the engineers, working at military companies and the weapon historians completely understand which is called what and why. For us, it seemingly makes no sense

    2.1 years ago
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    1,838 Irobert55

    @BMilan and then comes the p1500 monster, battleship yamato, schwerer gustav and the big bertha mortars. all are grenade launching guns. and this is why the description of a rocket mortar is strange. ok on the other hand the v1 was declared a cruise missile after the end of the war.

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    22.7k BMilan

    @Irobert55 I think the difference is because of the term "grenade" in it. Weapon systems that have the name "grenade" are usually "small" in size (smaller than for example a tank shell) and can easily be operated by regular infantry. A hand-held grenade, or a rocket-propelled grenade can both be given to any foot soldier to use because they are small, portable and not too difficult to use. A rocket-mortar however, needs a whole crew of people with special training (and in the case of the sturmtiger, even a whole armoured vehicle to carry)
    So there's a difference actually because a panzerfaust or an RPG or a bazooka etc. are all small, hand-held weaponsystems that fire rocket-propelled grenades, while the Sturmtiger fires ammo that is technically a rocket-propelled bomb.

    2.1 years ago
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    1,838 Irobert55

    @BMilan its still a rocket propelled grenade if you think about it. i dont even understand what makes the difference between a rpg and sturm mörser rocket. both are grenades witha rocket engine.

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    4,324 JamesBleriot

    That’s ok. @BMilan

    2.1 years ago
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    22.7k BMilan

    @JamesBleriot I have no idea why that happens. It works fine for me. It probably doesn't work on phones or idk, sry

    2.1 years ago
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    4,324 JamesBleriot

    I have a problem. Whenever I fire it, KABOOM! The cockpit is flying through the air. Help!

    2.1 years ago
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    22.7k BMilan

    @Irobert55 actually, this isn't an RPG. The term 'RPG' (rocket propelled grenade) is only used to handheld weapon systems (e.g. Panzerfaust, RPG-7 etc.) This tank is officially a "Sturmmörserwagen" (assault mortar vehicle) and it's gun is designated as a Raketen-werfer (rocket launcher)
    So yea this isn't a panzerfaust because that's the name of a handheld device.

    2.1 years ago
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    22.7k BMilan

    @ThePrototype I know, I wrote it into the History section in the description, I just didn't specify that it was 3 shermans

    2.1 years ago
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    @BMilan Thanks!

    +1 2.1 years ago
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