The Tiger I

   The Tiger I was a German heavy tank in World War II.

   Remarkable for:   The Tigers were formidable fighting machines. They were equipped with a highly effective 88 mm gun and protected by up to 120 mm of steel plating. Kill ratios of 10 to 1 were common, and some tank aces claimed to have destroyed dozens of tanks in a single action. The downside was that the Tigers were expensive, difficult to maintain and consumed vast amounts of fuel.

   In popular culture:   This tank plays a prominent role in the movie Kelly's Heroes.

Tiger I Panzerkampfwagen

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