10 Craziest Land Vehicles Built in Nazi Germany
German engineering is awesome, even if it falls into the wrong hands
Measuring at 10.2 metres (33 ft 6 in) long, 3.71 metres (12 ft 2 in) wide, 3.63 metres (11.9 ft) high and weighing 188 metric tons, the Panzer VIII Maus was the heaviest fully enclosed fighting vehicle ever built. Since it was too heavy for most bridges, it was also designed to traverse rivers underwater at depths of up to 13m. Only two prototypes were built before World War II was lost and they were captured by the Soviets. The beast’s chief designer was none other than Ferdinand Porsche, who suggested the design to Hitler in 1942.