German Waffen-SS Tiger I heavy tank in action near Kursk, Russia, Jun-Jul 1943

Caption   German Waffen-SS Tiger I heavy tank in action near Kursk, Russia, Jun-Jul 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101III-Groenert-019-23A
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 9 Mar 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Feb 2011 07:03:23 PM

The Tiger could fire at targets at long range
the 88mm gun was very accurate and capable of first round hits at over 1,000 meters.
2,000 meter kills, have been recorded, this
allowed the Tiger to stand off and engage targets. sort of pick and chose
2. Lucian says:
7 Mar 2011 03:54:36 AM

Commander Paul Egger K.C. racking up the kills that will make him an ace.
3. Lucian says:
7 Mar 2011 04:05:21 AM

Sorry, this tiger is not commanded by Egger, but by SS-Obersturmführer Philip Theiss.
4. Iain King says:
15 Feb 2015 02:00:32 AM

Hi all
Tiger 1 had a fantastic range, 2 kilometers was a reasonably easy shot, Kurt Knispel killed a Russian T 34 at 3,000 meters. There is so much talk about the T34 being the best tank ever built, sorry it came a long way behind the Tiger series of tanks
5. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Jan 2017 09:53:25 AM


A Tiger could take out a target at 3,000 meters w/armored-piercing, and 5,000 meters w/HE rounds.


1 x 8.8cm Kw. K.36 L/56 rifled cannon. Gunsite TZF9b with later improved TZF9c, armed w/92 rounds with later modification made to carry 106 up to 120 rounds.


2 x 7.92mm machine guns w/4800 rounds gunsite K.Z.F. 2..

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