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Bundesarchiv Bild 183-J14953, Sizilien, Panzer VI (Tiger I)
Tiger I is the common name of a German heavy tank used in World War II, developed in 1942. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. E, often shortened to Tiger. It was an answer to the unexpectedly formidable Soviet armour encountered in the initial months of Operation Barbarossa, particularly the T-34 and the KV-1.

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The Tiger greatest strength is its accurate and deadly gun, however it lacks sloped armor which makes it less suited for close combat engagements. The Tiger was designed to engage targets at a distance, and should be used in that manner.


8,8 cm KwK 43 L/71 is an excellent gun.

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Tiger I is a good tank in its own right, but should only be used to obtain the Tiger II.