Tiger Tank

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== Real Life ==
 
== Real Life ==
 
Arguably the most famous tank in history, the Tiger I, also known as the Panzer VI (Type "E", while the Tiger II was VI type "B"), was a heavy tank fitted with the KwK 36 88 mm flak, the range of which sometimes can reach over 1 kilometer. It was feared, had extremely thick armor, and got quite a bit of hype. However, the Tiger I proved vulnerable to breaking down and running out of fuel, as well as being a horrible offensive tank. It was basically a mobile pillbox, it had two layers of wheels since the chassis was so heavy. Near the end of the war an even bigger tank called the Tiger II (King Tiger) was developed. They were very hard to manufacture, at the end of war only produced about 480, as if the Tiger I's ease of production wasn't bad enough. Ultimately, the Tiger tank was not the hyped up supertank it is often portrayed as, and even fell prey to allied M18 hellcat tank destroyers. (kill:death ratio still wasn't 1:1, though)
 
Arguably the most famous tank in history, the Tiger I, also known as the Panzer VI (Type "E", while the Tiger II was VI type "B"), was a heavy tank fitted with the KwK 36 88 mm flak, the range of which sometimes can reach over 1 kilometer. It was feared, had extremely thick armor, and got quite a bit of hype. However, the Tiger I proved vulnerable to breaking down and running out of fuel, as well as being a horrible offensive tank. It was basically a mobile pillbox, it had two layers of wheels since the chassis was so heavy. Near the end of the war an even bigger tank called the Tiger II (King Tiger) was developed. They were very hard to manufacture, at the end of war only produced about 480, as if the Tiger I's ease of production wasn't bad enough. Ultimately, the Tiger tank was not the hyped up supertank it is often portrayed as, and even fell prey to allied M18 hellcat tank destroyers. (kill:death ratio still wasn't 1:1, though)
 
Side note: Hitler also wanted to make a Landkreuzer P-1500 Monster tank, 10 times the size of tiger I and wielding 2 devastating 11 inch Naval guns. But later it was proven useless and vulnerable to air strikes (somewhat resembling the Tiger I's fate in MnB).
 
  
 
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[[Category: Vehicles]] [[Category: Axis Vehicles]] [[Category:Bunker Buster]]

Revision as of 14:38, 28 March 2011

Axis Unit
Tiger Tank
Backdrop160.png
Std unit axis tiger idle.gif
Equipment:
Main Gun, Coax, Mounted MG-42 Gunner, right next to the main gun
Average stats:
Health Rifle Exp
3000 1 20
Morale Speed Priority
N/A 8 px/s ?
Specialties:
Description:
A feared enemy. It has a huge main gun and a mounted MG-42 Gunner who cannot be shot out by bullets.

The Panzerkampfwagen VI "Tiger I" is the second most feared enemy, only beaten by the Wespe. It has a huge main gun that can blast bunkers and a MG-42 that can't be shot out by bullets.

It's job is to destroy your bunkers and other constructions with its massive Main gun, while the MG-42 Gunner on its top will squeeze bullets on your infantry.

Only a precise hit from a zook or higher will put it out of commission. It will do damage to you before you shoot it.

The good news is that it doesn't appear commonly, so usually you have much time to prepare for one. So fear the Tiger I tank.

The Tiger I was a German heavy tank used in World War II, produced from late 1942 as an answer to the unexpectedly formidable Soviet armour encountered in the initial months of Operation Barbarossa, particularly the T-34 and the KV-1. The Tiger I design gave the Wehrmacht its first tank mounting the 88 mm gun, which had previously demonstrated its effectiveness against both aircraft and tanks. During the course of the war, the Tiger I saw combat on all German battlefronts. It was usually deployed in independent tank battalions, which proved to be quite formidable.

While the Tiger I was feared by many of its opponents, it was over-engineered, used expensive and labour intensive materials and production methods, and was time-consuming to produce. Only 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944. The Tiger was prone to certain types of track failures and immobilisations, it was however, generally mechanically somewhat reliable but expensive to maintain and complicated to transport due to its interlocking wheels. In 1944, production was phased out in favour of the Tiger II.

How do I kill it?

  1. Anything bigger than a grenade, bazookas and up will take it out.
  2. Use land mines, only one is needed to take a Tiger out.
  3. A Bomb Drop or arty will work too.
  4. Due to its large hitbox, bazookas will take it out. To make sure it doesn't bust your bunkers, use Indestructible Bunker (Unheard of secrets inside!) by SuckyJack.

Tiger vs Sherman

In real life about 5 Sherman Tanks were needed to guarantee taking out 1 Tiger. Here, though, 1 experienced Sherman will do the job of turning a Tiger Tank into scrap metal.

Real Life

Arguably the most famous tank in history, the Tiger I, also known as the Panzer VI (Type "E", while the Tiger II was VI type "B"), was a heavy tank fitted with the KwK 36 88 mm flak, the range of which sometimes can reach over 1 kilometer. It was feared, had extremely thick armor, and got quite a bit of hype. However, the Tiger I proved vulnerable to breaking down and running out of fuel, as well as being a horrible offensive tank. It was basically a mobile pillbox, it had two layers of wheels since the chassis was so heavy. Near the end of the war an even bigger tank called the Tiger II (King Tiger) was developed. They were very hard to manufacture, at the end of war only produced about 480, as if the Tiger I's ease of production wasn't bad enough. Ultimately, the Tiger tank was not the hyped up supertank it is often portrayed as, and even fell prey to allied M18 hellcat tank destroyers. (kill:death ratio still wasn't 1:1, though)

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