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Welcome to the "Tracks of Steel"- Tanks of World War 2 blog's German Tanks category, where we delve into the formidable world of German tanks during World War II. Immerse yourself in the relentless power and historical significance of iconic war machines such as the Tiger I, Tiger II, Panther tank, all PzKpfw Panzer types.Discover the legendary Tiger I, renowned for its heavy armor and devastating firepower, which struck fear into the hearts of its enemies on the battlefield. Unleash your curiosity as we explore the engineering marvel that is the Tiger II, with its imposing size and devastating 88mm gun.Uncover the Panther tank, a masterpiece of German engineering that combined speed, firepower, and reliability. Delve into the stories of the Panzers, a diverse range of tanks that played vital roles in various theaters of war, showcasing the German military's ingenuity and adaptability. Learn about all Pzkpfw tanks, the distinctive line of armored vehicles that left an indelible mark on World War II.Join us as we embark on an exciting journey through history, analyzing the design, tactics, and impact of these remarkable German tanks that shaped the course of warfare during World War II.
How Many Tanks Did Germany Have in WW2 Panzer IIIs in a German factory, during Second World War
27/11/2023

How Many Tanks Did Germany Have in WW2?

How Many German Tanks Did Germany Have in WW2 – Key Notes The German military extensively utilized their tanks in various campaigns across Europe and Africa, demonstrating superior firepower and mobility. The most famous and widely used German tanks were the Panzer
Panther tank vs Tiger tank The Debate of German WW2 Armor 
24/11/2023

Panther tank vs Tiger tank: The Debate of WW2 Armor 

Panther tank vs Tiger tank – Key Points Historical Context: The Panther was developed as a response to the Soviet T-34, while the Tiger I was known for its heavy armor and powerful gun. Technical Differences: Key differences include the Panther’s higher
The Legacy and Loss of the Tiger P Tank- VK 4501 P in a garage, during World War 2 Source
06/11/2023

Understanding the Tiger P Tank

Key Notes on the Tiger P Tank (VK 45.01 P) Design and Development: The Tiger P Tank was Porsche’s ambitious project to create a heavy tank that exceeded the specifications set by the German Army during World War II. Despite innovative features,
Elephant Tank waiting for Battle - Elefant Tank destroyer on a field
01/11/2023

Elephant Tank waiting for Battle

Elephant Tank waiting for Battle: Key Notes Design Evolution: The Elephant tank was initially named the Ferdinand, after its designer Ferdinand Porsche. Its predecessor, the Hornisse, was lighter and less armored, designed more as a self-propelled artillery piece. Battlefield Deployment: The Elephant
Nashorn tank destroyer on the streets of Rome in 1944, with Colosseum in the background
29/10/2023

Nashorn Tank Destroyers on the Streets of Rome, Italy,1944

Key Notes The Nashorn Tank Destroyer, initially dubbed the Hornisse, was engineered in 1942 to counter the escalating armored threats from the Allies, especially on the Eastern Front. Designed with a light turretless chassis coupled with the formidable Pak 43 heavy anti-tank
The Hornisse German Tank played great game on the Eastern Front, showcasing Germany's prowess in armored warfare - 8 8 cm Pak 43 1 (Hornisse) on ferry Source
28/10/2023

Hornisse German Tank on Ferry: a Transit to Battle

Key Notes Image Reflection: The image encapsulates a moment where a Hornisse tank is being transported via a ferry, showcasing the logistical underbelly of wartime operations. Name Evolution: Initially dubbed the Hornisse (Hornet), it was later rebranded as Nashorn (Rhinoceros), symbolizing a
An expertly concealed tank hunter, known as a Nashorn (German for rhinoceros), operated in the Italian Front, 1944
26/10/2023

Expertly concealed tank hunter, known as Nashorn

An expertly concealed tank hunter, known as Nashorn (German for “rhinoceros”), operated in the Italian Front, 1944   Did you know? A total of approximately 494 Nashorn vehicles were manufactured, with the majority of them being produced in 1943. However, in January
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