The first combat use of the Tiger II was by the 1st Company of the 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion (s.H.Pz.Abt. 503) during the Battle of Normandy, opposing Operation Atlantic between Troarn and Demouville on 18 July 1944. Many German tank commanders showed exceptional abilities when confronting...read more

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This was a French heavy tank from 1940. In its day the Char B was regarded as one of the most powerful tanks in the world, yet still had many features which harked back to the First World War. The Char B was issued to tank battalions in armoured divisions and saw extensive combat in the summer...read more

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The Char 2C or FCM 2C remains the only super heavy tank produced in series and used operationally in any army, and the heaviest tank ever built until the arrival of the German Tiger II in 1944. The Char 2C was being planned and designed in the...read more

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 Lieutenant) October 13, 2016

The Maybach 230 engine was sounding great at Tiger day 2014, and the bad weather really added to the tough look of the authentic Tiger I. Read the following passionate commentary written by a user, it's exciting:

"I like American tanks...but man....the Tiger I....this tank out of ALL...read more

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 Lieutenant) October 13, 2016

The hand crank starter, is the recommended way of starting a Tiger in cold weather conditions, it also has an electric starter. The inertia starter " Schwungmasse " works by rotating a heavy mass at speed, once it reaches 60rpm a lever is pulled below the hand cranking arm, this pushes the...read more

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According to Steven Zaloga, the IS-2 and Tiger I could knock each other out in normal combat distances below 1000 m. At longer ranges the performance of each respective tank against each other was dependent on the crew and combat situation. The September 1944...read more

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This Tiger II with Fahrgestell number 280112, was made at the Henschel und Sohn, Kassel, Nordhessen, the turret was made at Wegmann & Co, Kassel, Nordhessen, Germany.
Many claim that this Tiger II, belonged to the 1st Company, 101 SS.s.Abt and carried the turret number 233, others...read more

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 HQ Batallón) July 03, 2016

This Tiger II with hull number 280243 was built in September 1944. The turret number 332 is from s.SS Pz.Abt. 501. It was abandoned near Trois-Ponts, and was captured by the US Army on 24 December 1944. The left side was cut open for educational purposes at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in the...read more

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The early model Tiger I was a powerful beast designed specifically to deal with the shockingly good armor that was being fielded by the Soviets on the Eastern Front. Pound for pound the Tiger was an ungodly beast that could take on any tank it came across with extreme...read more

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