This German Tiger I tank with the serial number 231 absorbed a staggering 252 anti-tank weapon hits from the Red Army.

German Tiger I tank absorbed 252 anti-tank weapon hits

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This German Tiger I tank with the serial number 231 absorbed a staggering 252 anti-tank weapon hits from the Red Army.

This German Tiger I tank with the serial number 231 absorbed a staggering 252 anti-tank weapon hits from the Red Army.

Managed to withdraw from the battle under by its own. In 1943, 4th year of the Second World War.

 

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In response to the Tiger I threat, the Soviets initially resumed the production of the 57 mm ZiS-2 anti-tank gun. Production of this gun had ceased in 1941 in favor of more cost-effective and versatile alternatives, such as the ZiS-3. The ZiS-2 exhibited superior armor penetration compared to the 76 mm F-34 tank gun commonly used in most Red Army tanks, as well as the ZiS-3 76 mm divisional cannon. However, it still proved insufficient against Tigers. To address this, a limited number of T-34 tanks were retrofitted with a tank-specific version of the ZiS-2 known as the ZiS-4. Unfortunately, the ZiS-4 lacked the capability to fire an effective high-explosive round, rendering it unsuitable as a tank gun.

 

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