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Tiger I and II from the Bundesarchiv Volume II

Arranged and Captioned by John Winner (captions 2011)

This is a collection of photographs compiled from the images given to the Wikipedia Wiki Commons by the Bundesarchiv in Germany. The photographs have not been enhanced or changed in any way. Used under the Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license. The Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. E was developed from January 1937 to early 1942. The development history included such protoypes as the Durchbruchwagen I, Durchbruchwagen II, VK30.01 (H), VK36.01 (H), VK30.01 (P) and VK45.01 (H). It was produced from August 1942 to August 1944 for a total of 1355 units completed. Units that were issued/used the Tiger I were: s.Pz.Abt. 501 (424), s.Pz.Abt. 502 (511), s.Pz.Abt. 503 ("Feldherrnhalle"), s.Pz.Abt. 504, s.Pz.Abt. 505, s.Pz.Abt. 506, s.Pz.Abt.507, s.Pz.Abt. 508, s.Pz.Abt. 509, s.Pz.Abt. 510. s.SS-Pz.Abt. 101, s.SS-Pz.Abt. 102, s.SS-Pz.Abt. 103, Pz.Abt (Fkl), 13./Pz.Rgt. "Grodeutschland", III./Pz.Rgt. "Grodeutschland", s.Pz.Kp. "Hummel", s.Pz.Kp. "Meyer", 4./SS-Pz.Rgt. 1, 13./SS-Pz.Rgt. 1, 8./SS-Pz.Rgt. 2, s.Pz.Kp./SS-Pz.Rgt. 2, 4./SSPz.Rgt. 3, 9./SS-Pz.Rgt. 3, Tiger-Gruppe Fehrmann, Pz.Abt. Mncheberg, Panzergruppe Paderborn. Pz.Lehr-Abt. Putlos, Pz.Div. "Clausewitz" The Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B was developed from April 1942 to mid 1943. The development history included such prototypes as VK45.02 (H), VK45.02 (P) and VK45.03 (H). It was produced from October 1943 until the end of the war in May 1945 for a total of 492 units completed. Units that were issued/used the Tiger II were: s.Pz.Abt. 501 (424), s.Pz.Abt. 502 (511), s.Pz.Abt. 503 ("Feldherrnhalle"), s.Pz.Abt. 505, s.Pz.Abt. 506, s.Pz.Abt. 507, s.Pz.Abt. 509, s.Pz.Abt. 510, Pz.Kp. (Flk) 316, s.SS-Pz.Abt. 501, S.SS-Pz.Abt. 502, s.SS-Pz.Abt. 503, Pz/Kp. Kummersdorf, Pz.Abt. Mncheberg. Not all units will be represented in these 2 volumes as photographs of some units are not publicly available in the Wiki Commons. Photographs will be organized in this order: Heer s.Pz.Abt., smaller Heer units, SS-s.Pz.Abt. and then smaller SS units. Please refer to the table of contents to quickly see photographs of the unit you are looking for. I would like to thank Grant Hall, Chris Brown, David Byrden and Mario Lippert, members of the Tiger im Focus forum. Without their help this project would not be possible.

Table of Contents Volume I Heer Units s.Pz.Abt. 501 s.Pz.Abt. 502 s.Pz.Abt. 503 s.Pz.Abt. 503 (Tiger II) s.Pz.Abt. 504 s.Pz.Abt. 505 Volume II s.Pz.Abt. 506 s.Pz.Abt. 508 s.Pz.Abt. 509 III./Pz.Rgt. "Grodeutschland" SS Units 4./SS-Pz.Rgt. 1 "LSSAH" 13./SS-Pz.Rgt. 1 "LSSAH" 8./SS-Pz.Rgt. 2 "Das Reich" s.Pz.Kp./SS-Pz.Rgt. 2 "Das Reich" 9./SS-Pz.Rgt. 3 "Totenkopf" s.SS-Pz.Abt 101 "LSSAH" page 30 page 31 page 32 page 38 page 53 page 58 page 4 page 6 page 23 page 25

s.Pz.Abt. 506

Tiger 5 2.Kp. is passed by infantry, Soviet Union, early 1944.

2 unidentified Tigers of 3.Kp. During fighting along the Dnjepr River, Soviet Union, October 1943.

s.Pz.Abt. 508

3.Kp. Tiger in front of the Victor Emanuel II monument, Rome, Italy, mid February 1944.

3.Kp. Tiger near Rome, Italy, Early 1944.

3.Kp. Tiger near Rome, Italy, early 1944.

3.Kp. Tiger awaiting recovery is passed by a Sturmpanzer IV (Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 216), near Nettuno, Italy, March 1944.

Uknown Tiger, Italy, February 1944

Unknown Tiger and an 8,8 cm PaK 43 (L/71) auf Fahrgestell Pz.Kpfw. III/IV (Sf) "Nashorn/Hornisse" Nr. 211 sit near two knocked out M4 Sherman tanks, Italy, April 1944.

3.Kp. Tiger rolls through the Porta del Popolo, Rome, Italy, February 1944.

3.Kp. Tiger sits in front of the church Santa Maria di Loreto, Rome, February 1944.

A 2.Kp. Tiger has work done on the suspension, near Aprilia, Italy, February 1944.

A 2.Kp. Tiger has work done on the suspension, near Aprilia, Italy, February 1944.

A 2.Kp. Tiger has work done on the suspension, near Aprilia, Italy, February 1944.

A 2.Kp. Tiger being towed by two Sd.Kfz. 9, near Nettuno, Italy, March 1944

A 1.Kp. Tiger has work on the drive assembly done near Nettuno, Italy, March 1944.

A 2.Kp. Tiger is having its track removed so work can be done on the drive assembly near Nettuno, Italy, March 1944.

2.Kp. Tiger having maintenance done near Nettuno, Italy, March 1944

Befehlstiger A2 is having some maintenance performed on it near Nettuno, Italy, March 1944. This Befehlstiger is interesting because it has both the old and new placement for C-hook holders on its back plate, one between the exaust holes and one on the upper left corner.

Befehlstiger A2 is having some maintenance performed on it near Nettuno, Italy, March 1944.

s.Pz.Abt. 509

Tiger 2x4 being resupplied with fuel and ammunition, probably during the road march from Jendrezosh to Stupnika, Soviet Union, August 1944.

Tiger 2x4 being resupplied with fuel and ammunition, probably during the road march from Jendrezosh to Stupnika, Soviet Union, August 1944.

III./Pz.Rgt. "Grodeutschland"

Unknown Tiger, eastern front, 1944

Tiger A23 having its combat tracks changed out for transport tracks, Mreti, Romania, June 1944.

Unknown Tiger, eastern front, 1944

Tiger A31 has its engine put back in eastern front, 1944.

Tiger B12 passing three 7,62 cm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3), probably during Operation "Csar", Soviet Union, early September 1944.

4./SS-Pz.Rgt. 1 "LSSAH"

Befehlstiger 405 is inspected by General Guderian, July 1943.

13./SS-Pz.Rgt. 1 "LSSAH"

Unknown Tiger resupplies its ammunition before Operation "Zitadelle", Eastern front, Soviet Union, early July 1943.

8./SS-Pz.Rgt. 2 "Das Reich"

Tiger 812 during a small field exercise when SS-Reichsfhrer Heinrich Himmler visited the unit, west of Kharkov, Soviet Union, 24 April 1943.

Tiger 831 near Kharkov, Soviet Union, April 1943.

Tiger 831 near Kharkov, Soviet Union, April 1943.

Tiger 812 during a small field exercise when SS-Reichsfhrer Heinrich Himmler visited the unit, west of Kharkov, Soviet Union, 24 April 1943.

Tiger 812 during a small field exercise when SS-Reichsfhrer Heinrich Himmler visited the unit, west of Kharkov, Soviet Union, 24 April 1943.

s.Pz.Kp./SS-Pz.Rgt. 2 "Das Reich"

Tiger S22 sits behind SS-Hauptsturmfhrer Hans Soretz (commmander of S11), he knocked out the 2000 th enemy tank for the division, near the Dnjepr River, Soviet Union, early November 1943.

With Tiger S22 in the background SS-Oberscharfhrer Adolf Peichl congratulates SS-Hauptsturmfhrer Hans Soretz on the destruction of the divisions 2000th enemy tank, near the Dnjepr River, Soviet Union, early November 1943.

With Tiger S22 in the background Oberscharfhrer Adolf Peichl and SS-Hauptsturmfhrer Hans Soretz celebrate the destruction of the divisions 2000th enemy tank, near the Dnjepr River, Soviet Union, early November 1943.

With Tiger S22 in the background SS-Oberscharfhrer Adolf Peichl congratulates SS-Hauptsturmfhrer Hans Soretz on the destruction of the divisions 2000th enemy tank, near the Dnjepr River, Soviet Union, early November 1943. The taofu symbol (chinese good luck symbol) can clearly be seen in this photograph.

Tiger S34 uring Operation "Zitadelle", near Kursk, Soviet Union, before July 17 1943

Tiger S14 engages enemy armor during Operation "Zitadelle", near Kursk, Soviet Union, July 1943.

Two unidentified Tigers and a StuG III move forward during Operation "Zitadelle", Soviet Union, July 1943.

Tiger S24 during Operation "Zitadelle", near Kursk, Soviet Union, July 1943.

Tiger S21 rolls through Kharkov, Soviet Union, mid 1943.

Tiger S33 followed by Tiger S13 near Kirowograd, Soviet Union, just before 20 October 1943.

Tiger S33 followed by Tiger S13 near Kirowograd, Soviet Union, just before 20 October 1943.

Tiger S13 near Kirowograd, Soviet Union, just before 20 October 1943.

Johann T Doroschuk in the commanders cupola of Tiger S14 during Operation "Zitadelle", near Kursk, July 1943.

Tiger S11 is passed by infantry of SS-Panzergrenedier Division "Das Reich", Voronezh Front near Kursk, July 1943.

Tiger S23 followed by a column of Tigers during Operation "Zitadelle" near Kursk, July 1943.

9./SS-Prz.Rgt. 3 "Totenkopf"

Tiger 912 having its gun replaced at a Panzer-Instandsetzung, Bacau, Romania, June 1944.

Members of the Werkstattkompanie work on the turret of Tiger 912, the chassis sits back out of the way, Bacau, Romania, June 1944.

Tiger 912 having its gun tube removed at a Panzer-Instandsetzung, Bacau, Romania, June 1944.

Men of the Werkstattkompanie struggle to pull the gun tube from the turret of Tiger 912, Bacau, Romania, June 1944

Tiger 912 moves forward near Bacau, Romania, June 1944

s.SS-Pz.Abt. 101 "LSSAH"

Tiger 331 rolls forward in northern France, Spring 1944

Tiger 131, commanded by Walter Hahn, moves through a villiage in Normandy, France, 1944. An Sd.Kfz. 1/20 Schwimmwagen sits nearby.

SS-Obersturmfhrer Michael Wittmann sits on a 2.Kp. Tiger, northern France, May 1944.

SS-Obersturmfhrer Michael Wittmann sits on a 2.Kp. Tiger, northern France, May 1944.

(l to r) Hans Hflinger, SS-Oberscharfhrer Georg Ltzsch, SS-Obersturmfhrer Michael Wittmann, KarlHeinz Warmbrunn and Balthasar Woll stand in front of a 2.Kp. Tiger, northern France, May 1944.

Tiger 111, commanded by SS-Obersturmfhrer Philipsen knocked out at Villers-Bocage, France, 13 June 1944. Photograph taken at a later date.

Tiger 111 and Tiger 112 (near a Pz.Kpfw. IV) background, both Tigers were lost 13 June 1944 at VillersBocage, France.

Tiger 112, commanded by SS-Oberscharfhrer Heinrich Ernst, lost at Villers-Bocage, France 13 June 1944. A Panzerkampfagen IV of II./Pz-Lehr.Rgt. 130 sit nearby.

1.Kp. Tiger, possibly 123, knocked out at Villers-Bocage, France on 13 June 1944.

Tiger 112 and a Pz.Kpfw. IV knocked out in Villers-Bocage June 13 1944.

3.Kp. Tigers (?,?,?, 32-, 31-, 304) Northern France, spring 1944.

Tiger 132, northern France, spring 1944.

Tiger 133 northern France, spring 1944.

Tigers 205, 204, 214 212 northern France, spring 1944.

Tigers 211, 212, 214 northern France, spring 1944.

Tiger 311 near Beauvais, France, May 1944.

Tiger 311 northern France, spring 1944.

Tiger 331 northern France, spring 1944.

Tiger 323 northern France, spring 1944.

Tiger 232 northern France, spring 1944.

Tiger 232 northern France, spring 1944.

Tiger 222 towing 231 near Villers-Bocage, France, June 1944

Tiger 222 towing 231 near Villers-Bocage, France, June 1944

Tiger 212, Villers-Bocage, France, June 1944.

1.Kp. Tiger near Villers-Bocage, June 1944.

Sources
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Internet Sources
Alan Hamby, "Tiger I Information Center", www.alanhamby.com/tiger.html, 2003 (accessed 29 July 2011) Contributors, "Tiger im Focus", www.tiif.de, 2001 (accessed 28 July 2011) Team Panzer-Archiv, "Panzer-Archiv", www.panzer-archiv.de, 2001 (accessed 28 July 2011) Contirbutors, "Axis History Forum", forum.axishistory.com, 2000 (accessed 27 July 2011)