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E-100 (Stock)

AnnoG56_E-100.png
Totals
6100000 Price
2700 Hit Points
129.53 / 150 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
200/120/150Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
250/150/150Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
1200 h.p.Engine Power
30 km/hSpeed Limit
22 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
490 Standard Shell Damage
246 mmStandard Shell Penetration
14.3 Time for Complete Loading
20 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
400 mView Range
720 mSignal Range
E-100
X
E-100
6100000
In June 1943 the Adlerwerke company received an order for development of the E-100. However, in 1944 development of heavy tanks was discontinued. By the end of the war only the chassis was completed, which was later captured by the British Army.

The last tank of the Entwicklung series, the E 100 is more mobile than the Maus, but is less armored. It can also mount the 15cm KwK 44 L/38 gun which gives the E 100 more alpha damage while having less penetration and a longer reload.

E-100

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret X E 100 58000 250/150/150 20 400
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun X 12,8 cm KwK 44 L/55 3480 246/311/65 490/490/630 4.2 0.38 2.9
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine X Maybach Neues Projekt 750 1200 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis X E-100-Ketten 30000 150 22
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio X 10WSc 0 720

E-100b

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret X E 100 58000 250/150/150 20 400
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun X 15 cm KwK 44 L/38 3650 235/334/85 750/750/950 3 0.4 2.9
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine X Maybach Neues Projekt 750 1200 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis X E-100-Ketten 30000 150 22
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio X 10WSc 0 720

Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2
Superheavy Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Belleville Washers
Improved Ventilation Class 3
Large-caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Chocolate
100-octane Gasoline
105-octane Gasoline
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Good armor all around
  • Second highest available hit point total
  • Side skirts help protect the tracks and help make the E-100 great at sidescraping
  • 15cm gun has high damage per shell compared to other heavy tanks


Cons:


  • Expensive to run since 15cm AP round's miserable penetration necessitates the use of HEAT in large amounts; gun is unresponsi
  • Large size and indifferent mobility; slow to turn
  • Large and weak lower plate is the primary target in front and also holds a forward-mounted transmission, making this tank pro
  • Turret face can be penetrated by many tier 10 guns (especially with premium ammunition) when not using sidescrape tactics


Performance

While boasting the same gun as the Maus in one configuration, the E 100 has the option of mounting the 15cm KwK 44 L/38 with good damage at 750/750/950. However, the penetration of the 15 cm is a serious detriment to a Tier X heavy when fighting other top tier heavies when running full AP, and as such should be avoided until endgame when the remaining targets are artillery. However, armed with HEAT ammunition, this tank easily becomes one of the most immediate threats to your health around.

Penetration issues aside, the E 100 is the second slowest tier 10 heavy tank. On paper, the armor appears almost as good as the Maus but the entire front lower glacis plate is vulnerable to even Tier 8 guns. Hide the lower plate whenever possible by sidescraping or using uneven terrain. Even with this weakpoint, the E 100 is more than capable of leading a charge with its strong all around armor and very high hitpoints, second only to the Maus.

While it does have more mobility than its heavier counter-part, the Maus, it also doesn't have quite as much armor. When starting out, both the E 100 and the Maus share the same 12.8cm main gun. However if the player chooses, they can grind to unlock a second more powerful gun, the 15 cm KwK 44 L/38. However, to balance the extra damage, it has very bad AP penetration and accuracy compared to other tier X heavy tanks. Unlike the Maus, the entire lower armor plate is a huge weakness to the frontal armor on the E 100, as even tier 8 guns can penetrate it (though a little angling quickly resolves this). Combined with the front-mounted transmission, you are at high risk for engine and fire damage. It is the only tier X heavy to mount a gun that can do an average of 750 damage per shell, on par with 15cm Tank Destroyers. During the long reload time, it's advised that the player angle the turret by about 25° which will make the effective armor of the turret as thick as 300 mm on both front and on the exposed side of the turret. Your turret ring is still vulnerable, however.


Historical Info

Three Adler employees working on the E-100 chasis

The E-100 was originally designed as an Heereswaffenamt alternative to the Porsche-designed superheavy Maus tank. It was authorized in June 1943, and work continued in earnest until 1944 when Hitler officially ended development of superheavy tanks due to raw material scarcity. After Hitler's announcement, only three Adler employees were allowed to continue assembly of the prototype, and the work was given the lowest priority. Even with these handicaps, the three workers were able to virtually complete the prototype by war's end at a small Henschel facility near Paderborn. The prototype lacked only a turret (which was to be identical to the Maus turret save in armament).

Design

For its initial tests, a Tiger II Maybach HL230P30 engine had been fitted. This engine, of course, was far too weak to properly power the 140 ton E-100. The production engine was to be the Maybach HL234. The HL234 provided 800hp, which was only 100hp better than the HL230P30. Some sources indicate that a Diamler-Benz diesel providing 1000hp would have ultimately been used. The Maus mounted the 12.8cm KwK 44 L/55 found in the Jagdtiger. Using the same turret, the E-100 was initially slated to use the 15cm KwK44 L38, but provisions were made to eventually up-gun the vehicle with a 17cm KwK 44.

The E-100 was very conventional in its architecture. The standard rear-engine / front-drive layout was maintained. The engine deck of the Tiger II was also carried over into this design (rather than the updated design of the E 50/75). The suspension was characteristic of the E-series, however, in that it was of the externally-mounted Belleville Washer type. While the engine-deck layout of the prototype was taken directly from the Tiger II, it is entirely possible that it would have been changed to match the E 50/75 had production of the E-series actually begun to allow for maximum commonality of components.

The armor on the E-100 was designed to withstand hits from just about any anti-tank round of the day. Armor on the turret ranged from 200mm on the sides and rear to 240mm on the front. The turret roof was protected by a seemingly paltry 40mm of armor. Unfortunately, the round shape of the turret front could have acted as a shot trap, deflecting rounds downward into the top of the superstructure. Armor protection on the superstructure varried from 200mm on the front to a total of 180mm on the sides and 150mm on the rear. The top of the superstructure was protected by the same 40mm of armor found on the turret. The hull had 150mm of armor on the front and rear and 120mm on the sides behind the suspension. Protection on the bottom of the hull was good at 80mm. Given the armor protection of the E-100, most tanks would have needed a shot to deflect into the top of the superstructure from the turret front to knock it out. The vehicle would have, however, been highly vulnerable to air attack as the angles presented to dive bombers or fighter/bombers would have been protected by only 40mm of armor. This protection is comparable to the Tiger II in the same areas.


Historical Gallery


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Medium Tanks IIIPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) IVPz.Kpfw. III IVPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D IVVK 20.01 (D) VPz.Kpfw. III/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Hydrostat VPz.Kpfw. V/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H VT-25 VIPz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm VIVK 30.01 (P) VIVK 30.01 (D) VIVK 30.02 (M) VIIPanther/M10 VIIPz.Kpfw. V Panther VIIVK 30.02 (D) VIIIPanther mit 8,8 cm L/71 VIIIIndien-Panzer VIIIPanther II IXE-50 IXLeopard prototyp A XE-50 Ausf. M XLeopard 1
Heavy Tanks IVPz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) IVDurchbruchswagen 2 VVK 30.01 (H) VIVK 36.01 (H) VIIPz.Kpfw. VI Tiger VIIPz.Kpfw. VI Tiger (P) VIIILöwe VIIIPz.Kpfw. Tiger II VIIIVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A IXE-75 IXVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B XE-100 XMaus
Tank Destroyers IIPanzerjäger I IIIMarder II IVHetzer IVMarder 38T VPz.Sfl. IVc VStuG III Ausf. G VIDicker Max VIJagdpanzer IV VINashorn VIIE-25 VIIJagdpanther VIISturer Emil VIIIFerdinand VIIIJagdpanther II VIII8,8 cm PaK 43 Jagdtiger VIIIRhm.-Borsig Waffenträger IXJagdtiger IXWaffenträger auf Pz. IV XJagdpanzer E-100 XWaffenträger auf E 100
Self-Propelled Artillery IIG.Pz. Mk. VI (e) IIISturmpanzer I Bison IIIWespe IVPz.Sfl. IVb IVSturmpanzer II VGrille VIHummel VIIG.W. Panther VIIIG.W. Tiger (P) IXG.W. Tiger XG.W. E-100
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