Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tiger from sPz.Abt.506 in Russia

Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger (8,8 cm L/56) Ausf. E (Sd.Kfz. 181) of schwere Panzer Abteilung 506 in Russia, 1944. Note that both the MG 34 machine gun is coated in the red clothing to keep the dust out of it (and the 8.8cm KwK 36 L/56 main gun is covered also). An awful lot of dust in Summer on Russian roads! This heavy tank has all steel road wheels that were not used in 1943 (before January 1944 rubber rimmed wheels were used). It advance with all the hatches open - and 4 out of 5 crew (except the driver) got out of the armored, probably to cool off. This photograph has been retouched: look at the shadow of the gun and the "fork" at the end of it!


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