"Iron Kaput": what is known about the world's most secret tank

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"Iron Kaput": what is known about the world's most secret tank

At the beginning of the 20th century, a super-secret tank was created in the German Empire, which had combat power and superweapons. The car was called “Iron Kaput” and today there is very little information about it.

However, some characteristics have reached us.



It’s worth starting with the fact that it was a gigantic machine, the length of which was 20, the width was 14 and the height was 10 meters. The weight of the “Iron Kaput” reached about 270 tons. It was more of a “cruiser on tracks” than a tank in the modern sense.

The vehicle body is riveted with armor plates 100 mm thick. The steel to create the “monster” was used from the reserves of the Kaiserliche Marine.

Towing hooks were located in the lower frontal part. True, it is not entirely clear how at the beginning of the 270th century it was possible to tow a XNUMX-ton tracked vehicle. Unless, of course, there is another one nearby, which indicates plans for mass production.

On the upper frontal part there is a “visor” covering the transmission cooling system, and next to it there is a hatch for access to that same transmission.

Above are two 150mm guns. Next comes the turret box with the turret recessed in it. The latter's armament consists of a 420 mm Big Bertha and a 280 mm Bruno quick-loading gun.

Monstrous radio station tank, according to the surviving information, it reached almost 150 km.

The sides of the “Iron Kaput” are located strictly vertically. Each of them has two sponsons with 170 mm guns built in. The tank's ammunition included 600 shells of various calibers.

The massive tracks of the tank had a track width of 230 cm. The vehicle was driven by as many as four 650-horsepower engines.
According to some data, based in part on information from tests in Africa, the tank could accelerate to 12 km/h. Initially, the crew of the Iron Kaput consisted of 12 people.

Throughout 1912, the 270-ton vehicle was tested in Germany. The Iron Kaput was then sent to East Africa, where it took a limited part in operations against certain tribes.

The tank could not take part in the First World War, since Germany was unable to deliver it back. Moreover, one of the secret points of the Treaty of Versailles was the destruction of the “miracle machine,” which happened in November 1919.

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  1. +20
    April 5 2024 20: 29
    Yes, we know “Iron Kaput” from the magazine Pun. He was forgotten there in Africa, still riding somewhere.
    1. +17
      April 5 2024 20: 50
      For April 1st it would be just right, otherwise... PUN!
    2. +4
      April 6 2024 06: 32
      There was such a series. Based on real events.
  2. +22
    April 5 2024 20: 32
    Iron Kaput": what is known about the world's most secret tank

    The first of April seems to have passed already?
    1. +7
      April 5 2024 21: 25
      Tribalt probably, they just ended the New Year, for them THIS is normal.
  3. +16
    April 5 2024 20: 33
    What kind of game is this?) the author wrote on April 1st and it came out only today?)
    1. +7
      April 5 2024 22: 00
      A spoon is ready for dinner, and a joke is ready for April 1st. It appeared on YouTube on time, it seems.
      1. +3
        April 6 2024 00: 21
        Yes, yes: the “news” came out on YouTube strictly on April 1st! laughing
  4. +4
    April 5 2024 20: 47
    again a preamble to YouTube... how much is it possible???
  5. +1
    April 5 2024 21: 05
    it was a gigantic machine, the length of which was 20, width -14 and height - 10 meters. The weight of the “Iron Kaput” reached about 270 tons.

    How were they going to cross the rivers? laughing
    1. +1
      April 6 2024 10: 39
      Africa. Where are the rivers from? :))
  6. +15
    April 5 2024 21: 20
    Did they manage to evacuate Drunkel and Shrankel from Africa? I am very “interested” in the fate of the crew. feel
  7. +3
    April 5 2024 22: 16
    Quote: Starover_Z
    How were they going to cross the rivers?

    Special inflatable tracks were used
    The technology is lost, unfortunately.
  8. -1
    April 6 2024 00: 01
    Saloeds will revere and begin to demand from Liver Sausage the supply of such a tank))
  9. +1
    April 6 2024 03: 48
    Jokes aside, the first Soviet MIG-9 fighter was not equipped with a BMW engine from the German ME-262 fighter. And on the first Soviet space rockets, Korolev installed slightly modified engines from Wernher von Braun from V2 rockets. The Austrian artist knew how to support his engineers.
    1. 0
      April 7 2024 13: 22
      motors or... "modified motors from Wernher von Braun from V2 rockets" engines????? At least read your post wisely before posting.....
      1. -2
        April 9 2024 13: 22
        do you have anything to say based on the content of my post? Can you just drain the slurry?
  10. +5
    April 6 2024 05: 24
    Next material about Broiler 747?
    1. +6
      April 6 2024 10: 21
      Few people know how the story of the legendary aircraft with an unknown number of engines ended.
  11. +5
    April 6 2024 10: 19
    The April Fool's article has only just reached publication, or do those who selected the material have a poor sense of humor?
  12. 0
    April 6 2024 11: 20
    Quote from solar
    or did those who selected the material have a poor sense of humor?

    The main thing is that no one tells the author about IA Panorama)
  13. +1
    April 8 2024 09: 01
    "-Shmulke!"
    "That's right, Hermajor!"
    "Stop it, tank!"
    "-dummy! Cretin!"
    wink
  14. +1
    April 8 2024 15: 28
    Why are you four days late with the article?