German Tiger I heavy tank near Leningrad, Russia, circa 1943

Caption     German Tiger I heavy tank near Leningrad, Russia, circa 1943 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archives
Identification Code   Bild 146-1981-071-07A
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PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I'   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
12 Feb 2011 08:03:20 PM


2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Feb 2011 06:58:58 PM

Tiger of schwere Panzer Abteilung 502 in the
marshy swamp, and what are you doing there Kitty, Kitty near Leningrad, Russia 1942/43
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
22 Dec 2014 07:32:19 AM


Tigers of sPzAbt.502 went into action against the Red Army, August 1942 in the Leningrad area 1st
Kompanie with four Tigers were deployed in single file (what were they thinking) this type of formation, was an anti-tank gunners dream come
Back to the Tigers they were on soft marshy ground unsuitable for a Tiger tank. Three Tigers broke down due to mechanical problems later all four had to be recovered and repaired.


Sent into action again in the same area September 1942 this time all four of the Tigers were lost to Russian anti-tank fire. Three of them were recovered, but the forth was destroyed by its crew to prevent capture.


The Russian Front was a great meat grinder and used up vast amounts of equipment and human lives.
For every five German soldiers killed, during the war, four of them died on the Russian Front.
During 1942 the Germans lost 3,195 tanks, that's about half of its 1942 production, not counting other types of armored and other support vehicles.
Much of the Wehrmacht's fighting resources along with German industrial production, were diverted to the Russian Front.

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