- Artillery that is of no interest or value: 150 units.
- Ammunition: 40 train cars.
- All structures, including 65 reinforced concrete pillboxes.
- Length: 8.5 meters
- Width: 3.5 meters
- Track width: 1.0 meters
- Front hull armour: 210 mm
- Front turret armour: 300 mm
- Side hull armour: 150 mm
Mass: 180 tons. Engineer Mani claims that the actual weight is only 120 tons.
Armament: two guns, 128 and 75 mm.
One tank was destroyed by the Germans at Stammlager, the other remained at the proving grounds, where it was also disabled.
Presently, the Red Army armour directorate has built one tank out of the two broken ones and has shipped it to Moscow for study (loaded to ship from the Kummersdorf station on August 15th, 1945)
4. No one who directed these trials remained at the proving grounds, and it is not known where they can be found.
According to locals, the chief of the department of tank and engine testing, Colonel Esser, surrendered to the Americans.
5. Ardelt factory and new "Leichter Waffentrager" vehicle
The factory was owned by four Ardelt brothers, who, according to engineer Renke Wilhem, are presently on Allied occupied territory. Presently, the factory is being dismantled by the Commissariats of Shipbuilding, Heavy Machinebuilding, and Armament.
Before the Second World War, the factory made cranes. During the war, it had a torpedo launcher plant, two munitions plants, and opened a plant to build light tracked SPGs with 360 degree turrets and 88 mm guns in the end of 1944. They were designed to fight enemy tanks. This SPG was called "Leichter Waffentrager".
Ardelt had to choose a design from two Leichter Waffentrager proposals (Krupp and Ardelt), and produce the best one (both designs are attached). According to the assembly foreman, the factory was building Ardelt SPGs.
Only 4 Leichter Waffentragers were built, one was destroyed by the Germans, and three were sent to fight against the Red Army.
All blueprints of the Leichter Waffentrager were collected by a representative of the People's Commissariat of Armament, Major Sudakov, and sent to the Commissariat. According to a representative of the People's Commissariat of Shipbuilding, Colonel Ishenko, a full set of Leichter Waffentrager components was given to Major-General Zernov, a representative of GOKO.
Presently, the Ardelt factory has 6 Leichter Waffentrager hulls, one 88 mm gun, and 6 engines. Some data can be obtained by external inspection:
- Length: 5.5 meters
- Width: 2.8 meters
- Armour thickness: approximately 10 mm
- Armament: 88 mm gun with 360 degree range
- Engine: gasoline, 6 cylinder
- Equipment from the Kummersdorf proving grounds has been removed, and is being shipped to the USSR.
- The Mauschen tank is being sent to Moscow, to the Red Army armoured directorate.
- The Leichter Waffentrager is an SPG with a small size, weak armour, and weak, relative to the armament, engine. It is of little interest to the Red Army."