Our author’s guide to automobile and armored vehicles of the Second World War based on our own archives, old and modern photographs (Third Reich, Nazi Germany and the Allies).
German heavy tank T-VI H “Tiger” 1 (Kubinka tank museum and Patriot Park collection).
German designation: Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E (PzKpfw VI Ausf. E), Service name Sd.Kfz. 182, then Sd.Kfz. 181.
According to research by the Soviet and then Russian military in Kubinka and the official catalog of the tank museum: year of release1942, the heavy tank, serial.
Designed by “Henschel” company in 1942 was serially produced from 1942 to 1945.
Tiger I (PzKpfw VI Ausf. E) photo gallery
For lovers of military history and armored vehicles, scale models, artists and researchers, we post below our archive of photographs of the Tiger 1 tank from the museum in Kubinka with details where it was from 1972 to 2016.
The tactical technical characteristics of Tiger I PzKpfw VI Ausf. E) tank:
- The weight – 56,9 tons, the tank crew – 5 people.
- The overall dimensions in mm (length x width x height) – 8240 х 3550 х 2880.
- Weapons: 1 cannon the 88 mm caliber, the ammunition – 92 shots,
- 2 machine guns the caliber – 7,92 mm., the ammunition -5700 shots.
- Armor protection; the front and the turret – 100 mm.
- The Engine power — 650 h/p.
- The speed maximum — 40 km / h, the cruising on ahighway — up to 100 km.
- The opportunity of the underwater driving – yes.
T-VI “Tiger” I (PzKpfw VI Ausf. E) tank design features:
The PzKpfw VI chassis — the original. The overall tank layout is typical for the German tanks during the WW2 (the engine location is in the rear of the chassis, the power train – in the nose).
The Weapons: 88 mm. gun with the hydraulic lift mechanism; the turret rotation by the means of the hydraulic drive
Tank protection: the case of the welded, the box-section with the vertical front and the side steel plates; the homogeneous armor wuth the chrome nickel molybdenum, the average hardness of the finger are jointed sheets.
The Chassis: 12-cylinder engine V-type, the carburetor, the liquid cooling; the lubrication system radiator (the water – oil); the main clutch has nine disks running into a oil, and without shaft the gearbox with synchronization device, is located in one housing with the main clutch and cinematically connected with a planetary rotation mechanism; all torsion bar suspensions are with hydraulic shock absorbers on the front and the rear balancers.
Location: since 2016 “Tiger 1” was moved from Kubinka tank museum to Patriot Park area.
To be continued soon..