An interview with David Jardine-Skears from The Tank Museum at Bovington on one of the most technologically advanced tanks of the World War 2, the Tiger.
What role did the Tiger 1 have in the Wehrmacht?
The Tiger 1 was designated as a heavy tank and was used as a line breaker unit to defeat defensive lines. Its heavy armour gave it a great deal of resistance against enemy tank fire. By the time it was released onto the battlefield, the Germans were in retreat so it was primarily used in a defensive capacity. It was put into superior positions like hilltops and open fields where it could use its heavy armour to defend itself and use its accurate and powerful gun to knock out tanks at long-range…..
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(H/T: Harold Buchanan)