German Tiger I heavy tank and another vehicle on a road in Tunisia, 26 Feb 1943

Caption   German Tiger I heavy tank and another vehicle on a road in Tunisia, 26 Feb 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-557-1018-26A
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PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I'   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 26 Feb 1943
Photos at Same Place Tunisia
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Feb 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Feb 2011 04:33:08 PM

Soft skin vehicle is the Steyer 1500A/01
4x4 was produced from 1941 to 1944.
Kommandeurwagen, were important light trucks
built as a cargo truck, ambulance, communications center, command car and even a field-modified 20mm anti-aircraft carrier.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Feb 2011 06:51:14 PM


Tiger of sPz.Abt 501 passing Steyer 1500A/01
light truck, Tunis early 1943.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Dec 2014 01:32:11 PM

Tiger 142 s.Pz.Abt.501 passing Steyer 1500 4x4 truck
4. David Byrden says:
14 Dec 2014 03:30:29 PM

This is Operation Ochsenkopf getting under way on 26 February 1943.
The Tiger is "131" of s.Pz.Abt.501 (not the same Tiger 131 that survives today) and the staff car holds Col. Lang (in the front right-hand seat) who is in charge of the operation. He has some map-reading to do, because the operation was put together very rapidly and there has been no reconnaissance of the route ahead.
Within a week the Colonel will have lost 7 Tigers, a serious blow to Afrika Korps morale.

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