Turkish officers studying a German Tiger I heavy tank in Ukraine, 1943

Caption   Turkish officers studying a German Tiger I heavy tank in Ukraine, 1943 ww2dbase
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Identification Code   Bild 101I-704-0149-32A
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PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I'   Main article  Photos  
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Added Date 14 Mar 2010
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1. Bill says:
15 Apr 2011 10:04:22 PM

STICKER SHOCK!

Three Hundered and Fifty Thousand Reich Marks! and how much did your Japanese Allies
pay for theirs, well that was a special order
they also asked for a radio and ammo for the
88mm gun, and no trade in.

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2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
16 Apr 2011 09:17:47 PM

Weighting 56 tons,made from the best quality
German rolled homogeneous nickel-steel plate
armor.
Armed with the 88mm high-velocity gun, the Tiger was built to dominate the battlefield. The Tiger was so effective that the Allies had to develop special tactics to combat it.

ACHTUNG TIGER!

Those two holes behind the driver, to the the left of the 88mm gun, were the binocular
Turmzielfernrohr 9b sight w/a range scale
at 100 meter intervals to a maximum range of
4,000 to 6,000 meters! The Tiger also
carried a 7.92mm MG34 coaxial machine gun to the right of the 88mm gun.

The Tiger could traverse its turret 360 degrees in 60 seconds, also a new commanders cupola w/periscopes and swivel hatch was installed, that had 360 degree vision slits.
The drivers vision slit, had thick armored glass.
The three canisters behind the driver are Nahverteidgungswaffe(close defense weapon) it could fire smoke, or signal cartridges and grenades, and were mounted on each side of the turret.
On the lower right on the front of the hull
is the 7.92mm MG34 machine gun both weapons
had a total of 4800 rounds, some commanders
also had a third 7.92mm MG34 mounted on the
cupola, with one or two thousand rounds of ammo.
The 88mm gun had 92 rounds, powered by a
Maybach 12-cylinder gasoline engine of
700hp, fuel 143gal/540L. Crew: Commander,
Gunner, Loader, Driver and Radio operator
Number built: 1346. The Tiger I was phased out in 1944. By August of that year 1346 had
been produced this weapon made a reputation
for itself on the battlefield, and effected Allied morale German industry couldn't produce the numbers needed.

Don't have information about ranks in the Turkish Armed Forces, but what I can identify
the driver in black uniform: rank looks like senior lance-corporal, on his left sleeve and the officer standing behind him and armed what looks like a Walther P-38 Pistol, the other ranks, I'm not able to identify.

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