Tiger I Tank Details

The Tiger I tank, officially designated as Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E, was a German heavy tank of World War II. It was deployed from 1942 in Africa and Europe, usually in independent heavy tank battalions. Its final designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E. The Tiger I gave the Wehrmacht its first tank which mounted the 88 mm gun in its first versions.

With a crew of five, the Tiger I was known for its thick armor and powerful gun, making it one of the most feared tanks of the war. Despite its reputation, it was also prone to mechanical failures and had a high fuel consumption, which limited its operational range. The Tiger I was succeeded by the Tiger II, or King Tiger.