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The Tiger I was a German heavy tank of World War II deployed from 1942 in Africa and Europe usually in independent heavy tank battalions. Its final designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E often shortened to Tiger. The Tiger I gave the Wehrmacht its first armoured fighting vehicle that mounted the 8.8 cm KwK 36 gun (not to be confused with the 8.8 cm Flak 36). 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944. After August 1944, production of the Tiger I was phased out in favour of the Tiger II.

Specifications

Main gun: 88mm KwK 36 AA: MG42 Hull: MG34 Coaxial: MG34 Speed: 22 mph Crew: 5 Turret armour: front 100mm, side 80mm, rear 80mm, top 25mm Body armour: front 100mm, side 80mm, rear 80mm, top 25mm