Tiger II

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Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B
A large, turreted tank with dull yellow, green and brown wavy camouflage, on display inside a museum. The tracks are wide, and the frontal armor is sloped. The long gun overhangs the bow by several meters.
Tiger II preserved at Bovington Tank Museum, UK
Type Heavy tank
Place of origin
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Service history
In service 1944–1945
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Henschel & Son / Krupp (turret)
Designed 1943
Manufacturer Henschel & Son / Krupp (turret)
Produced 1943–1945
Number built 492
Weight 68.5 tonnes (Bad rounding hereScript error long tons;Bad rounding hereScript error short tons) (early turret)
69.8 tonnes (Bad rounding hereScript error long tons;Bad rounding hereScript error short tons) (production turret)
Length 7.38 metres (Bad rounding hereScript error in) (hull)
10.286 metres (Bad rounding hereScript error in) with gun forward
Width 3.755 metres (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Height 3.09 metres (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Crew Five (commander, gunner, loader, radio operator, driver)

Armor 25–185 mm (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator.Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator.)
8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71
"Porsche" turret: 80 rounds
Production turret: 86 rounds
7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34
5,850 rounds
Engine V-12 Maybach HL 230 P30 gasoline
700 PS (690 hp, 515 kW)
Power/weight 10 PS/tonne (8.97 hp/ton)
Transmission Maybach OLVAR EG 40 12 16 B (8 forward and 4 reverse)
Suspension torsion-bar
Ground clearance 495 to 510 mm (Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". to Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". in)
Fuel capacity 860 litres (Bad rounding hereScript error imp gal)
Road: 170 km (Bad rounding hereScript error mi)
Speed Maximum, road: 41.5 km/h (Bad rounding hereScript error mph)
Sustained, road: 38 km/h (Bad rounding hereScript error mph)
Cross country: 15 to 20 km/h (Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". to Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". mph)

Works Cited:

1. "Tiger II." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 13 Oct 2013. Web. 16 Nov 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_II>.