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Author Topic: Tiger pictures: a random selection  (Read 17135 times)
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« on: 18 October 2009, 14:44:42 »
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Updated!


Tiger I at Munster, taken by stoffel
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« Reply #1 on: 18 February 2010, 01:54:16 »
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Leibstandarte Tigers in Russia.

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« Reply #2 on: 6 December 2014, 12:29:05 »
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Unpacking the ammo from boxes

The grenades for the Tiger were delivered in wooden boxes, the 88mm rounds were packed by 2 protected against the elements.
The crew had to unload the boxes from a truck and unpack all rounds first.


Giving through

After unpacking the rounds they had to be passed on inside the tank.
A Tiger could store 92 rounds, weighing between 10 and 8 kg a heavy task.
Dangers could come from everywhere, airattacks, artillery, the crew had to work fast.


through the hatch into the racks

End of the line, the loader was responsible for storing the rounds. The rounds were stored in metal boxes spread out left and right on the sides in the hull of the tank.
The tank also had room for 5.850 7.92 mm rounds, these were stored in sacks of 150 rounds spread out through the tank.


Handing over from SdKfz 251 ammo vehicle.

Another way of supply was by using specialized ammo vehicles like this Sd.Kfz. 251/1 conversion.
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« Reply #3 on: 6 December 2014, 12:31:08 »
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« Reply #4 on: 6 December 2014, 12:35:15 »
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A tiger, allthough looking big and unvulnerable was prone to mechanical failure.
Tracks, its roadwheels, gearbox and off course the engine itself needed many hours of maintanance.
The gun had to be cleaned and replaced when worn out.
Most repairs could be done in the field by the crew, others required maintanance crews like  with Engine and turret change:


Turret.


Engine


Roadwheels

Source: Bundesarchive, books.
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« Reply #5 on: 15 November 2015, 15:40:54 »
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Tiegr batallions had towing trucks available for various tasks.
Towing away broken down tanks, damaged tanks or for towing tigers which got stuck.
These were the old proven and sturdy 18 ton trucks. 2 or 3 were needed to tow a tiger.


Tiger stuck in the mud.


Tiger towed by two 18 ton halftracks.

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