Tiger I Paint Schemes In June of 1940 a general order was issued that stipulated all Panzers were to be painted dark grey (Dunkelgrau). This order was still in effect when the Tigers were initially deployed in August 1942, thus the very first Tiger I's were painted dark grey.
It starts off with the development background and then details of the various units that were equipped with the Tiger on the Eastern Front during the later half of WW2. It outlines the story of each unit, and includes tables showing Equipment Allocations and Losses during the period, and does include some archive photos as well. This leads nicely into a 10 page section with colour profiles.
Weighing almost seventy tons, the King Tiger was one of the heaviest tanks the Germans ever built. It was also one of their most thickly armoured and powerfully armed. To its commander Leutnant Klaus Schmidt, it was simply the best fighting machine he'd ever had. Lieutenant George Corby and the crew of his Sherman Firefly were also impressed by that enemy tank, but they didn't want to hang.The battalion was issued 45 Tiger Is, and fought on the Eastern Front. From late 1943 to the early spring of 1944, sPzAbt 509 was engaged near Kirovograd, Kirivoi-Rog, Kiev, and Pavlova, in southern Russia. In November of 1943, the 3rd company of sPzAbt 509 was detached and assigned to support 2 SS Pz. Div. Das Reich. A major reinforcement occurred between 20 May and 1 June 1944, when the unit.While King Tigers were a nasty surprise for the Anglo-Americans, their first battle on the Eastern Front was complete disaster: a group of four Pzkpfw VIBs was ambushed by a pair of T-34-85s disguised as hay stacks, using AP rounds at point-blank range. Two King Tigers escaped and were abandoned by their crews a couple hundred meters away, allowing the same T-34-85 commander to capture them.
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The first German heavy tank battalion with Tiger II (King Tigers) on the Eastern Front in November 1944. This heavy tank battalion was already formed from spring 1942. It was originally intended for use in North Africa, but the events of the year led to its being assigned to Army Group South in Russia, where the German withdrawal from Stalingrad had to be covered. The battalion took part in.Read More
GERMAN TANKS AT KURSK. Lucy McCalister Jul 18, 2017. July 18, 2017. 3 Comments. 18,753 Views. HEADLINE NEWS, In Combat. Lucy McCalister. The attacking German forces at Kursk amassed 777,000 men and around 2500 tanks and assault guns. This was about 70 per cent of all their tanks on the Eastern Front. The Battle of Kursk is widely believed to have been the largest tank battle in history. In.Read More
At a meeting between representatives of Krupp and Wegmann on December 8, 1942, the contract for 100 turrets for the Tiger P2 was discussed, and concluded that the turrets for the Tiger P2 could be sent to Wegmann for installation on the Henschel Tiger H3. At that time, the new Tiger H3 turret was begun to be designed, being completed as the drawing HSK Nr. 3470 is dated 3rd June 1943.Read More
On the Eastern Front, Tiger II tanks took part in the fighting in Hungary and in central Poland in 1944 and 1945. The Tiger II saw combat on both Western and Eastern Fronts, where it proved to be a superb weapon and worthy opponent when operated by an experienced crew and properly maintained. A small number of King Tigers also defended Berlin in April and May of 1945. A Tiger II from schwere.Read More
On the Eastern Front, the first divisions outfitted with the Tiger II introduced themselves only in autumn of 1944. Although targeting was somewhat of a challenge when the enemy was further than 2000m, anything in sight below that distance was easy prey. It was heavy, designed to shoot from a distance, and had thick sloped frontal armor. Regardless of its relatively slow speed, no sane foe was.Read More
Join us on our new 10-day tour, led by Eastern Front and German Armed Forces expert guide, Paul Errington. Throughout this tour we will visit the key battlefields of Stalingrad, spending time on the ground, visiting the site of the Tractor Factory and Grain Elevator, as well as visiting Moscow to see the Tank Museum and WW2 sites around the city. A unique and fascinating tour for the WW2.Read More
The Eastern Front, 1943-44 By the time Michael Wittmann had arrived on the Eastern Front for what was the third and final time, the situation had gone from bad to worse for the German leadership. The Ukrainian city of Khar’kov had been retaken by the Soviets, and the Red Army was now storming relentlessly through the Ukraine and on towards Germany itself.Read More
The Tiger II entered combat for the first time in May of 1944 along the Eastern Front against the Red Army of the Soviet Union. It was not until August of 1944 that Tiger IIs were fielded against the Allies in the West following the successful Normandy landings in June. These Tiger IIs were, in fact, seeing combat in Normandy proper. After experience against this new enemy tank, the Allies.Read More
Recreate your own Heavy Tiger Tank Battalions with our Tiger and Panzer III Tanks and Decal Sheet. Placement of emblem on a Tiger Tank. Full battalion then sent to Eastern Front in November 1943 and fought in Vitebsk and Gorodok. It was decimated in the Soviet offensive that destroyed Army Group Centre in July 1944. After being reformed and refitted with King Tigers, it was sent to the.Read More