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5. Keep It Simple

Edward Stull1 
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Upper Arlington, Ohio, USA
 
German engineers designed a terrifying tank in the closing years of World War II. They called it the Maus1—or “Mouse” in English. The ironically named tank dwarfed its Allied competition in both size and ferocity (see Figure 5-1). However, like most complex creations, it could win a battle but not a war.
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Figure 5-1.

Artist’s rendering of the Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus super-heavy tank

The Maus weighed over 200 tons,2 as much as a blue whale. The tank cracked street pavement ...

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