tiger1 tank in ww2 pictures gallery

Tiger I tank is a German heavy tank of World War II. The initial official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf├╝hrung H (abbreviated PzKpfw VI Ausf. H, but the tank was redesignated as Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. E in March 1943. The tank also had the ordnance inventory designation SdKfz 181.Tigers were capable of destroying the American Sherman or British Churchill IV at ranges exceeding 2,000 m. In contrast, the Soviet T-34 equipped with the 76.2 mm gun could not penetrate the Tiger frontally at any range, but could achieve a side penetration at approximately 500 m firing the BR-350P APCR ammunition. The T34-85's 85 mm gun could penetrate the Tiger from the side at about range 1,000 m. The IS-2's 122 mm gun could destroy the Tiger at ranges beyond 1,000 m