In the early spring of 1943, Michael Wittmann commanded a Tiger I heavy tank as a platoon leader. On July 5th of 1943, Wittmann started his combat career on Tiger during the Operation Citadel (Zitadelle). Attached to the  Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH), Wittmann's platoon of four more


The heaviest assault gun, the Srurmgeschütz 8.8cm (SdKfz 184), also known as the Ferdinand and the Elefant, resulted from Hitler's frustration at not being able to mount the long-barrel 88mm Pak43/2 L/71 in the Tiger I tank. more

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In an effort to turn around its fortunes in Russia, the German Army threw much of its best into the Kursk salient. The Russians were waiting for them.

When they invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, the Germans were confident of a swift victory over the Russian untermenschen ( more

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