Patton Museum - Tiger II King Tiger Tank
Bill Maloney

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01TigerIIKingTigerTank 02TigerIIKingTigerGlacisPlate 03TigerIIKingTigerDriveSprocket 04TigerIIKingTigerRoadWheel
01 Tiger II King Tiger Tank 02 Tiger II King Tiger Glacis Plate 03 Tiger II King Tiger Drive Sprocket 04 Tiger II King Tiger Road Wheel
05TigerIIKingTigerRoadWheel 06TigerIIKingTigerIdlerWheel 07TigerIITankTracks 08TigerIITankTracks
05 Tiger II King Tiger Road Wheel 06 Tiger II King Tiger Tank Idler Wheel 07 Tiger II Tank Tracks 08 Tiger II Tank Tracks
09TigerIITankTracks 10TigerIITankTracks 11TigerIITankTracks 12TigerIIMuzzle-Brake
09 Tiger II Tank Tracks 10 Tiger II Tank Tracks 11 Tiger II Tank Tracks 12 Tiger II Muzzle Brake
13TigerIIMuzzle-Brake 14KingTigerTankTurret 15 King Tiger Tank Saukopf (Pig's Snout) Gun Mantlet 16KingTigerTankTurret
13 Tiger II Muzzle Brake 14 King Tiger Tank Turret 15 King Tiger Tank Saukopf (Pig's Snout) Gun Mantlet 16 King Tiger Tank Turret

Tiger II King Tiger Tank Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf B Specifications:

German WWII King Tiger Tank
A German WWII Jagdtiger Tank Destroyer which was built on a longer but similar chassis as the King Tiger Tank at the Patton Museum in Fort Knox, KY

Length: 33 feet, 9 inches
12 feet, 4 inches
10 feet, 2 inches
74.8 Tons
Max Speed: 23 mph
Range: 100 miles
Armor: 7 "/180mm Frontal
Powerplant: Maybach HL 230 P30 Water Cooled V12 Gas Engine 700hp
Fuel Capacity: 230 gallons
  KwK43 L/71 88mm Rifled Gun
  MG34 Machine Gun in a Coaxial Mount
  MG34 Machine Gun in a Bow Mount
Entered Service: 1944
Unit Cost: $

This particular King Tiger II, or Royal Tiger was captured on December 25, 1944 near Petit Coo in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. The crew abandoned their Tiger Tank under fire. It is not clear whether the tank broke down or ran out of fuel. It was shipped to Aberdeen Proving Grounds in February of 1945 for examination and testing. Much of the armor on the left hand side has been cut away for access to the interior. The King Tiger Tank was the heaviest tank of the war and its 7 inches of frontal armor was impervious to the fire of any allied tank fielded during WWII. Its weight did prove to be a drawback as few bridges in Europe could handle the Royal Tiger's 74.8 tons and its engine and transmission were underengineered for the task of driving a tank of that weight.

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