3850 - 🔶VOTE: Tiger 1 or Sherman Firefly and Why?🔶
This picture depicts the cross section of a tiger 1.
I have been discussing the Tiger 1 with you guys since I started this page, and that's not surprising as this German tank did play a huge role in WW2.
In this post I wanted to specifically go over the specifications of the Tiger 1 as we have a nice diagram to go along with it.
The weight of the Tiger 1 was 54 tonnes (64 short tons), its length was 6.316m (20 feet, 8.7 inches), its width was 3.56m (11 feet, 8 inches), its height 3.0m (9 feet, 10 inches), and the crew was 5 men strong including a commander, a gunner, a loader, a driver, and an assistant driver.
The armor on the Tiger 1 ranged from just 25mm to 120mm (0.98-4.72in). Its main armament was an 8.8cm (88mm) KwK 36 L/56, and the secondary armament was 2, 7.92mm MG-34 machine guns.
In terms of its engine, the Tiger 1 was equipped with a Maybach HL230 P-45 V-12 700PS (690hp, 515 kW).
This German heavy tank also had a ground clearance of .47m (1 foot, 7 inches), and had a full fuel capacity of 540 liters (140 US Gallons).
It's operational range on good roads was 195km (121 miles), and in terms of off-road, the Tiger 1 had a range of 110km (68 miles).
The maximum road speed of the Tiger 1 was 45.4km/h (28.2mph). It's sustained road speed was around 40km/h (25mph), and it's cross country speed was about 20-25km/h (12-16mph).
Looking at these measurements and specifications of the Tiger 1, we see that it not only could hold its ground with its amor, but it could also pack a devastating punch with that 88mm gun.
It was actually the first heavy tank, or any tank at all for that matter to house a gun that big, and it would pave the way for even larger tank guns seen on the IS-2, Pershing, and the tanks of the modern era.
(Specifications from Wiki)
3406 - This picture depicts Joseph Stalin the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Joachim von Ribbentrop the German Foreign Minister during the signing of the Non-Aggression Pact between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Kremlin, 23 August 1939. The photographer is unknown.