Tiger's reputation

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Tiger's reputation

Postby Ecarots » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:02 pm

An interesting article on Tiger tanks. Whiterook will like the start of it.

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/military-vehicle-news/tigers-reputation-rewrite.html
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Re: Tiger's reputation

Postby Frank » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:26 am

I don`t think there is any doubt that If the Germans had concentrated on simpler tanks things could have been a lot harder for the allies. Particularly towards the end of the war afv,s like Stug,s and Hetzers would have been a better option but as a breakthrough tank the Tiger was probably one of the best.
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Re: Tiger's reputation

Postby McCoy » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:53 am

Yes, the Pz, IV was aduqate against everything except the T26/Comet that the US/Commonweath fielded on the west front. The Panther could take out everything that the US/Commonweath/USSR fielded against Germany up 'til the end and had good handling over soft ground. If the Germans had stopped after the Panther instead of burning resources on the Tiger II and other insane contraptions and concentrating the production on Pz.IV, StuG. III and Panther. If so, the war would've been prolonged but the outcome wouldn't be any different in the end though.
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