tortoise at tankfest 2011

tortoise at Tankfest. Heavy old beast got running again for this years show

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Conqueror conks out at Duxford Tankfest 17/06/2012.
The giant 65t, 120mm gun, British Conqueror Heavy Tank lumbers to a halt with its transmission stuck in 3rd gear and unable to move, while the Russian T55, whizzies round the arena in the background. Its place is taken by an American M40 Gun Motor Carriage, with 155mm Long Tom gun, which crackles to life in the background. Both these machines are powered by modified petrol aero engines, the Conqueror by a water cooled 810hp V12 RR Meteor seen here, derived from the RR Merlin and the M40 by an air cooled Wright Continental 340hp 9 cyl. radial, seen here, also used in the Sherman tank. The T-55 has a 500hp V 12 Diesel engine.

Panzer VIII Maus
The Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus (Sd.Kfz 205) was a German super-heavy tank design, and the heaviest tank to reach the complete working prototype stage in World War II. The basic design known as the VK7001/Porsche Type 205 was suggested by Ferdinand Porsche to Adolf Hitler in June 1942, who subsequently approved it. The design up to then had been the culmination of work done by Porsche who had won the contract for the heavy tank that March. Work on the design began in earnest; the first prototype, to be ready in 1943 was initially to receive the name Mammut (Ger. "Mammoth"). This was reportedly changed to Mäuschen (Little Mouse) in December 1942 and finally Maus (Mouse) in February 1943