German Tiger II heavy tank in Budapest, Hungary, Oct 1944, photo 1 of 3

Caption   German Tiger II heavy tank in Budapest, Hungary, Oct 1944, photo 1 of 3 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-680-8282A-20A
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PzKpfw Tiger Ausf. B 'Tiger II'   Main article  Photos  
Photos in Series See all photos in this series
Photos at Same Place Budapest, Hungary
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 13 Nov 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
25 Nov 2011 01:56:28 PM


Tanks are not effective in urbar areas, they could be boxed in, and ambushed, defenders would seperate the infantry from the tanks
and throw a few Molotov Cocktails from the roofs of buildings at the lead and rear tank, blocking the rest in.


The burning liquid spills on the hot engine grills, ignite fuel and hydraulic fluids and ammunition. Other agents have been used to help the fuel burn and stick to the tanks hull, while other agents create a thick choking smoke many crews.
Crews couldn't see or fight back because of the smoke, machine guns or main gun couldn't elevate high enough to fire, crews would fire blind and try to move out of the kill zone.

After using Molotov Cocktails, the defenders armed with anti-tank weapons, could knock out the whole column if they have the time
and other defenders keep the infantry pinned down.

Tanks need open ground, to be effective and keep moving, with the infantry able to protect the flanks.
2. Bill says:
9 Dec 2014 08:35:07 PM


File photo shows Tiger II s.H.Pz.Abt.503 Heavy Panzer Battalion (Heers) German Army in an area called Saint George Square, Budapest.
Vehicles in background are anti-aircraft tank and Steyer 1500 car.

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