King Tiger 24 to be recovered af40f429-63f5-40f8-a240-795765dc7499 The Tiger II to be recovered. The fate of a German King Tiger, buried under a road in France, has been decided. It will now be recovered. There had been a year of uncertainty, but now the fate of German Army King Tiger No. 124 has finally been decided by the French Government and it is coming to Normandy. After a struggle.
Very interesting video. There were plans to replace the turret MG 34 with an MG 42 without modification and like he says, the hull mounted MG must've been more difficult or impossible to operate since that one was intended to be replaced by a StG 44.
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The German King Tiger (Sd Kfz 182 Tiger II) was captured after a tank battle in Nothern France in August 1944 and has been temporarily added to the museum’s collection from the Defence Academy at Shrivenham where it has only been seen by a select few.
This King Tiger was one of the first to be encountered in France in 1944. It served with sSS-PzAbt 501 of the 1 SS PzKorps and was one of three from this unit knocked out near Beauvais (one of the others is now at the Munster Panzermuseum). It had the turret number “104” and is believed to have been knocked out by Sergeant Roberts of A Squadron, 23rd Hussars. A contemporary account states.
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Production on the Tiger began in August 1942 in order to rush the new tank to the front. Extremely time-consuming to build, only 25 rolled off the production line in the first month. Production peaked at 104 per month in April 1944. Badly over-engineered, the Tiger I also proved expensive to build costing more than twice as much as a Panzer IV.
Writing in the campus newspaper, the Maroon Tiger, King argues that education has both a utilitarian and a moral function.1 Citing the example of Georgia’s former governor Eugene Talmadge, he asserts that reasoning ability is not enough. He insists that character and moral development are necessary to give the critical intellect humane purposes.