The German Tiger II tank

The German Tiger tank was one of the most successful tanks during World War II. Until 1943, the Tiger tank was almost impossible to defeat by the allied tanks. The Tiger tank and the German Panther tank were feared by Allied forces.

There were two versions of the Tiger Tank: the 1942 version and the Tiger II from 1943. The final version was the heaviest tank deployed the German army during the war. The official German name for this tank was Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausführung B, but it was also called Königstiger which is German for Bengal tiger. The Allies called it (incorrectly) the King Tiger.

It was equipped with a 88mm cannon that most allied tanks - such as the M4 Sherman - could hit from a distance of 1500 meters.

König Tigers in a row
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A Tiger II tank in France in June 1944
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