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Pz. Kpfw. Tiger Ausf. E


The Tiger I was the first German heavy tank to see mass production. It first saw action during the siege of Leningrad in 1942, and saw action on both the Eastern Front, the Western Front and in North Africa, where the Western Allies first encountered it. A total of 1349 were made from 1942 to 1944.

The Tiger was gradually replaced by the Tiger II, but remained in service until the end of the war.

Technical Details

Pz. Kpfw. Tiger Ausf. E
Crew 5
Physical Characteristics
Weight 56 t
Length 8.45 m
Width 3.4 m
Height 2.95 m
Armour (max) 100 mm
Speed (max) 38 km/h
Engine Maybach HL 230 P45
Net h.p. 700
Cylinders 12
Displacement 23000 cc
Primary weapon 8,8 cm Kw K 36 (L/56) (1)
Secondary weapon 7,92 mm MG 34 (2)


Photographs provided by Jens Lioen.

Rear view of a Tiger Ausf. E
Frontal view
Left side
Left side

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