The Tiger I was armed with an 88mm gun. The Tiger II was also armed with an 88mm gun. However, if you tried to fire a round for one through the other, it wouldn’t fit. Why should this be?
Most members of the Tiger family were armed with an anti-tank gun optimised for armour penetration. However there was one exception. The Sturmtiger was fitted with a 38cm calibre weapon that had a very different role.
The Ministry of Information film, A Date with a Tank, was released in 1944, is a dramatisation of the race to destroy the Tiger I with the creation of the 17-pounder anti-tank guns.
The Sturmtiger is represented in the Tiger Collection, both virtually courtesy of World of Tanks and through its massive 380mm gun.
The massive Pre-Production Tiger II represents the high point of wartime German tank design. It is one of two Tiger IIs in The Tiger Collection.
Jagdtiger was the largest and at 70 tons, heaviest tracked vehicle to fight in the Second World War and is one of the vehicles featured in The Tank Museum’s Tiger Collection exhibition.
Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf E (Sd Kfz 181), also known as Tiger I, is one of the most notorious tanks of all time.