Also known as the King Tiger by Allied troops, who greatly feared it, the Tiger II tank was arguably the best tank of the war. It was heavily armored to the point that it could resist the guns of enemy Sherman and T-34 tanks, while taking out each of those tanks with a single hit. It wouldn’t at all be uncommon for a single Tiger II to take out over a dozen enemy tanks in a single battle. The only real downside to the Tiger II was its slow production. As a result, Germany was only able to produce over a thousand of them, so they didn’t have as big of an effect as they otherwise could have.
Tiger II Tank (4/13)
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