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Tiger I front on crew out #worldwar2 #tanks

Tiger I front on crew out #worldwar2 #tanks

14 février 39: Le grand cuirassé allemand Bismarck est lancé, le navire le plus puissant de la Kriegsmarine. Sa carrière sur les mers, cependant, sera écourtée par les Britanniques. Plus: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0214&s=390214 #WWII

14 février 39: Le grand cuirassé allemand Bismarck est lancé, le navire le plus puissant de la Kriegsmarine. Sa carrière sur les mers, cependant, sera écourtée par les Britanniques. Plus: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0214&s=390214 #WWII

Den virkelige �rsag WW2 sluttede

Den virkelige �rsag WW2 sluttede

US Pershing vs. German Tiger. The allied crew, all but 2, was very lucky.

US Pershing vs. German Tiger. The allied crew, all but 2, was very lucky.

WW2 SGM Tiger I to the Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101.  June 1944 in France.

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WW2 SGM Tiger I to the Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101. June 1944 in France.

What the hell have you been shooting, Hans? by COLT731.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

What the hell have you been shooting, Hans? by COLT731.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

German industry first began working on heavy tank designs in 1937, even though it was believed at the time that the PzKpfw III and IV would be more than adequate for the coming battles. But when the German Panzers in Russia encountered the Soviet T-34's and KV-1's in 1941 it was all too apparent that a new heavy tank was needed. Ultimately, this resulted in a specification for a 45-ton tank with an 88mm gun, heavy armor, speed and manuverability.

German industry first began working on heavy tank designs in 1937, even though it was believed at the time that the PzKpfw III and IV would be more than adequate for the coming battles. But when the German Panzers in Russia encountered the Soviet T-34's and KV-1's in 1941 it was all too apparent that a new heavy tank was needed. Ultimately, this resulted in a specification for a 45-ton tank with an 88mm gun, heavy armor, speed and manuverability.

German SS officers inspecting a new Tiger I heavy tank, 1943

German SS officers inspecting a new Tiger I heavy tank, 1943

Tiger I du sPzAbt. 501 en Tunisie 1943

Tiger I du sPzAbt. 501 en Tunisie 1943

PzKpfw VI Tiger I from 2. SS Panzer Division Das Reich in Kursk

PzKpfw VI Tiger I from 2. SS Panzer Division Das Reich in Kursk

Panzer VI Tiger (Nº.222) of 2./Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 on display in front of the Palais Rohan in Strasbourg, France. November 1944.  This was the only Tiger from 2./s.Pz.Abt. 503 that was able to cross the Seine River. It made the crossing at Elbeuf on 25 August 1944. It was later abandoned by its crew at Saussay-la-Champagne about 22 miles east of the crossing point.

Panzer VI Tiger (Nº.222) of 2./Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 on display in front of the Palais Rohan in Strasbourg, France. November 1944. This was the only Tiger from 2./s.Pz.Abt. 503 that was able to cross the Seine River. It made the crossing at Elbeuf on 25 August 1944. It was later abandoned by its crew at Saussay-la-Champagne about 22 miles east of the crossing point.

Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger PN: 712

Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger PN: 712

IS-3 (JS-3 - Joseph Stalin 3) | USSR  Very innovative tank for its time, dureing the course of WWII it's front armor was never penatrated by Axis powers; IS-3 also lived as a very succesful Heavy tank up until the uprise of MBTs

IS-3 (JS-3 - Joseph Stalin 3) | USSR Very innovative tank for its time, dureing the course of WWII it's front armor was never penatrated by Axis powers; IS-3 also lived as a very succesful Heavy tank up until the uprise of MBTs

Knocked out Mk VI Tiger tank at Belpasso, Sicily, 1943.    Photograph from an album compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3/4 County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War II, Italy.

Knocked out Mk VI Tiger tank at Belpasso, Sicily, 1943. Photograph from an album compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3/4 County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War II, Italy.

US 240 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T92. Developed late in the war, but never saw service. It was a big gun on a Pershing chassis. Distinguish this from the much later T92 light tank, which had a somewhat similar profile but was much smaller.

US 240 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T92. Developed late in the war, but never saw service. It was a big gun on a Pershing chassis. Distinguish this from the much later T92 light tank, which had a somewhat similar profile but was much smaller.