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Jagdtiger

Translated as Hunting Tiger, the Jagdtiger was the largest and, at over 70 tonnes, heaviest tracked vehicle to fight in the Second World War.

The front armour was almost 20 cm (7.9 inches) thick and completely proof against all Allied tank and antitank guns. A well camouflaged Jagdtiger in a static position could inflict major damage on Allied tanks. Only about 85 of the 150 Jagdtigers ordered were ever manufactured. The tank was plagued by breakdowns and a number of losses resulted from crew members’ inexperience.

The Tank Museum’s Jagdtiger

This example was captured by American forces in 1945, having been used as a test vehicle at the Haustenbeck testing area. It was coated in Zimmerit – a special paste which prevented  magnetic charges from sticking to the hull.

Tank facts

Full Name
Sd.Kfz. 186 Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B
Country of use
Germany
Produced by
Germany
Era
WW2
Number produced
85
Main Utility Type
Heavy Tank
Main Weapon
128 mm Pak 44 main gun
Secondary Weapon
One 7.92 mm MG 34 machine gun
Crew
6
Weight
69.8 tonnes
Speed
12.4 mph
Armour
200 mm
Location
WW2: War Stories

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