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King Tiger

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The information below is from Bovington Tank Museum where this specific vehicle can be viewed, and if you ever get the chance to visit, it is well worth the entry fee.

Sd Kfz 182 Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf B
Captured by Sgt. Roberts, 23rd Hussars, in Normandy during 1944 Turret No. 104 1st SS Panzer Corps (2 crosskeys and leaves) badge originally on vehicle. See "Ruckmarsch! The German Retreat from Normandy Then and Now by Jean Paul Pallud (After the Battle 2006 isbn 1 870067 57 6). This gives the location of this tank's demise as Magny-en-Vexin on 30 August 1944. It belonged to SS Panzer-Abteilung 101 and was commanded by SS-Oberscharfuhrer Sepp Franzl. It suffered transmission failure and was abandoned by its crew. Sergeant Roberts, 23rd Hussars, put two rounds into the right side of the tank, just above the top run of the tracks but it was already immobilised by then. It is said that the tank was recovered by the Royal Engineers in January 1945 and shipped back to Britain.
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About the Author

About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70s, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Comments

Thank you for the comments guys, I thought this would be of help when the King Tiger campaign starts.
JUL 28, 2012 - 01:57 AM
Oh that is for sure, some great pictures thanks
JUL 28, 2012 - 02:26 AM
What a clever fellow! Man this walk around is great! Now I have to get my hands on a king tiger to join on the fun hehe Thanks again mate. Phil.
JUL 29, 2012 - 02:46 AM
I knew I could twist your arm Phil and here is another couple of walk arounds I put up to twist your arm further. Jagd Tiger and Sd Kfz 182 Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf B
JUL 29, 2012 - 03:45 AM
Damn you Darren! Now I have to get(also) a pzvl hahaha! Keep those coming! Phil.
JUL 29, 2012 - 04:17 AM
The tracks sure look in good condition -- ie, not too much rust coloration. Is this due to it being indoors (I would think humidity would still affect it) or do they maintain them that well/frequently? I had read someplace that German tracks were made from a high quality alloy that was more rust-resistant than others.
JUL 31, 2012 - 10:36 AM
Chris due to the fact the roof leaks in places I would guess it is rust resistant.
JUL 31, 2012 - 10:47 AM
Great shots, Darren!
AUG 06, 2012 - 07:59 AM
Thanks for the fine pics and taking the time to contribute, Darren.
SEP 16, 2012 - 04:56 PM
If you have the time take a look at the walk around section of Armorama as you will find a pretty good selection.
SEP 16, 2012 - 06:05 PM