PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI TIGER HEAVY TANK
ARMAMENT DAMAGE RANGE AMMO
88mm KwK 36 L/56 tank gun 13d6+7/1y AP or 11d6/2y 600 92
2 x 7.92mm MG34 MG(coaxial,bow) 2d6+4 110 3920

One of the most feared tanks on the battlefield of the Second World War, only 1354 Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I tanks were produced between July 1942 and August 1943. The Tiger was fitted with a tank gun with ballistics similar to the famous "88", the German 88mm anti-aircraft gun that had been pressed into service in North Africa as an anti-tank weapon. This gun could easily penetrate the frontal armor of any armored vehicle fielded during the war, and the Tiger tanks were understandably feared for this. The Tiger was the most heavily-armored tank when it appeared on the battlefield in significant numbers in 1943, but this heavy armor also made the tank slow and cumbersome. The Tiger was plagued with serious mechanical problems that often left the tanks in repair when they were needed in the field.

First seen on the Eastern Front in May 1944, the Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf B Königstiger Tiger II tank had even heavier armor, but shared the same mechanical problems as the original Tiger design. While impervious to most attacks, the Tiger II was simply too slow and too prone to breakdown, and many were simply left on the battlefield when they had to be abandoned by their crew. A mere 489 Tiger II tanks were produced before the end of the war.


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