German Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. B Tiger II was knocked out, in France, in 1945.

German Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. B Tiger II was knocked out, in France, in 1945

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German Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. B Tiger II was knocked out, in France, in 1945.

German Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. B Tiger II was knocked out, in France, in 1945.

This tank had been incapacitated during the Ardennes offensive, and American GIs firing Panzerfausts at it to assess both the armor’s effectiveness and the weapon’s performance.

 

Did you know? Due to its formidable frontal armor, the Tiger II primarily faced flanking maneuvers as a strategy to target its less protected side and rear armor. This tactic generally favored the Tiger II, granting it a tactical advantage in the majority of engagements. Additionally, the Tiger II’s primary armament possessed the capability to penetrate the frontal armor of any Allied tank at distances exceeding 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles), which significantly exceeded the effective range of Allied tank guns.

 

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