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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Konigstiger turret weight
Hohenstaufen
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 11:59 PM UTC
Hi all,
I'm currently building Takom's Konigstiger with production ("Henschel")turret with interior and also their Fries crane. My question is how heavy is the Konigstiger turret? I can find out the weight of the whole tank easily, but my records don't tell me how much the turret alone weighs, i.e. could the Fries with a lifting weight of 16 tons cope with it? Can anyone help?
Bonaparte84
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 12:14 AM UTC
According to http://www.koenigstiger.ch/technische-daten.html, the overall turret weight (including the gun etc.) was 13.5 metric tons. Cheers!


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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 12:37 AM UTC
Thank you, That question had also crossed my mind.
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:16 PM UTC
Thanks for the info (and the link). So that's a yes then, cool.