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Tiger I and II from the Bundesarchiv Volume I

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 4 page 23 page 38 page 67 page 88 page 90

s.Pz.Abt. 501

Tiger 121, before 22 January 1943 in Tunisia. This Tiger was lost near Quesseltia on 22 January 1943. Leutnant Vermehren is the commander, the passenger is unknown.

Commander Hauptmann Eberhard "Bobby" Deichmann in Tiger 142 (Fgst.Nr. 250015) pass by Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. N tactical number 03 of the leichte Kompanie. Tunisia, probably late January 1943.

Commander Hauptmann Eberhard "Bobby" Deichmann in Tiger 142 (Fgst.Nr. 250015) crests a hill in Tunisia, probably in late January 1943. An Sd.Kfz. 251 from 3.Kp. of an unknown armor unit follows.

Tiger 112 (Fgst.Nr. 250012), with Kampfgruppe Lueder crosses an old Roman bridge in the town of Jedeida, Tunisia. Commander Oberfeldwebel Siegfried Krebs is seen here. Behind him is probably the gunner, Unteroffizier Werner Lange and to the left the loader Gefreiter Brunner. Photograph probably taken 25 November 1942. This is the first operation s.Pz.Abt. 501 conducted in Tunisia.

Tiger 112 (Fgst.Nr. 250012) renumbered 724 with 7./Pz.Rgt.7/10.Pz.Div. This Tiger is still under the command of Oberfeldwebel Krebs. It is unknown which crew men are on the Tiger in this photograph. Probably taken between 17 and 26 February 1943 in Oghrane, Tunisia.

Tiger 131 passes a Steyr 1500 A in Tunisia, January 1943

Tiger 131 followed by a captured American M3 halftrack, January 1943 (photograph taken same day and place as previous page.)

Tiger 142 (Fgst.Nr. 250015) commanded by Hauptmann Eberhard "Bobby" Deichmann passes a Zndapp KS 75 (photograph taken at the same time and place as the two previous pages)

Tiger 132 renumbered 732 with 7./Pz.Rgt.7/10.Pz.Div., proably taken near Beja, February 1943

Tiger 142 (Fgst.Nr. 250015) commanded by Eberhard "Bobby" Deichmann, Tunisia, probably late January 1943.

Tiger 134, possibly during missions in the Orscha region of the Soviet Union about the time Major von Legat becomes commander of s.Pz.Abt. 501, late January 1944.

Tiger 332, possibly during missions in the Orscha region of the Soviet Union about the time Major von Legat becomes commander of s.Pz.Abt. 501, late January 1944.

Tiger 100 or 101 (left) and Tiger 221 (right), possibly during missions in the Orscha region of the Soviet Union about the time Major von Legat becomes commander of s.Pz.Abt. 501, late January 1944.

Tiger 100 or 101 (left) and 223 (right) followed by an unknown Tiger, possibly during missions in the Orscha region of the Soviet Union about the time Major von Legat becomes commander of s.Pz.Abt. 501, late January 1944.

Tiger 223 and an unknown Tiger pass Tiger 100 or 101, possibly during missions in the Orscha region of the Soviet Union about the time Major von Legat becomes commander of s.Pz.Abt. 501, late January 1944.

Tiger 100 or 101 and possibly Tiger 134 are passed by an unknown Tiger. To the far left sits another unknown Tiger. Possibly during missions in the Orscha region of the Soviet Union about the time Major von Legat becomes commander of s.Pz.Abt. 501, late January 1944.

Tiger 211 replenishes its ammunition, possibly during missions in the Orscha region of the Soviet Union about the time Major von Legat becomes commander of s.Pz.Abt. 501, late January 1944. In the foreground is a BMW R75.

Tiger 200 sits behind an unknown Tiger, near Witebsk in the Soviet Union. The Abteilung was in this area early in 1944.

Tiger 200, near Witebsk in the Soviet Union. The Abteilung was in this area early in 1944. In the foreground is a BMW R75.

s.Pz.Abt. 502

Tiger 231 on the North Front in Russia, June 1943

Tiger 3 in the spring of 1943, near Leningrad, Soviet Union

Unidentified Tiger of 2.Kp. being whitewashed by its crew possibly in the northern Soviet Union, December 1943

Taken during the formation and training of the Stabskompanie, 2. Kompanie and 3. Kompanie in Plormel, France, May 1943.

Taken during the formation and training of the Stabskompanie, 2. Kompanie and 3. Kompanie in Plormel, France, May 1943. In the background is the Chteau du Bois du Loup in the town of Augan.

Tiger 314 somewhere in the northern Soviet Union, mid 1943.

Tiger 314 having its barrel cleaned somewhere in the northern Soviet Union, mid 1943.

Tiger 323 probably in the northern Soviet Union, mid 1943.

Tiger 312 (Fgst.Nr. 250235) towing a Russian T-34 somewhere in Northern Russia, late 1943.

Unidentified Tiger of 2.Kp.somewhere in Northern Russia, winter 1943/44.

Unidentified Tiger of the 3.Kp. somewhere in the northern Soviet Union, December 1943. It would appear to be missing its drive sprocket. Behind it sits a Volkswagen type 82 Kbelwagen.

Tiger 312 (Fgst.Nr. 250235) passes an unknown Tiger after replenishing its ammunition south of Lake Ladoga during the Third battle of Ladoga August 1943.

Tiger 312 (Fgst.Nr. 250235) replenishes its ammunition near Lake Ladoga, August 1943

The crew of Tiger 314 prepares to take a much needed break from battle near Lake Ladoga, August 1943.

Tiger 217 northern Soviet Union, early 1944

s.Pz.Abt. 503

The crew of Tiger 323 rest after combat during Operation "Zitadelle". Notice that two of the smoke dischargers have been fired. July 1943.

A Heerswerkmeister of the Werkstattkompanie seems to be repairing something in the engine compartment of Tiger 323, possibly one of the ventilator parts, during Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

Damage to Tiger 323 is examined byUnteroffizier Ftermeister and another crewman during Operation "Zitadelle" July 1943.

Two Tigers of 3./s.Pz.Abt. 503 stop for a break near a destroyed Citron Type 23 during Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

Tiger 114 is being towed by two schwerer Zugkraftwagen 18t (Sd.Kfz. 9) prime movers during Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

The commander of Tiger 313 speaks with members of III./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. "Eicke" before a counter attack on 13 Aug 1943 near Chrustschtschewo-Nikitowka, Soviet Union.

A Turkish delegation, lead by General Toydemir Cemil Cahit, looks over Tiger 131 during the "Dog and Pony" show, 27 June 1943.

The Werkstattkompanie of s.Pz.Abt. 503 removes the turret from Tiger 322. Oberleutnant Gross commanded the Werkstatt during this time. This scene took place in the Tavrovo sector during Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943

A crew member of Tiger 323 works to hide the tracks left behind by the tank and keep enemy aircraft from finding them, Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

Crew members of Tiger 323 work to cover the tracks left by their tank, this will keep them from being spotted by enemy aircraft, Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

Unteroffizier Ftermeister commander of Tiger 323 shows the Fhrer of 3.Kp., Oberfeldwebel an der Heiden, the hits that his tank took during the fighting, Operation "Zitadell", July 1943.

With Tiger 323 in the background, Oberfhnrich Rondorf (3 rd from left) talks with some other soldiers, Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

The crew of Tiger 323 having completed the job of camoflauging their tank has time to read some letters fron home, Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

The crew of Tiger 323 getting their shelter ready for the night, bedrolls have already been placed in the pit they will sleep in for the night, during Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

Tiger 323 has maintenance done on the Maybach HL210 P45 enigine by a Heereswermeister and assistant during Operation "Ziadelle", July 1943

Tiger 334 undergoing maintenance, the idler wheel can be seen sitting between the two standing soldiers. This scene took place during Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

The men of the ammunition section deliver ammunition to the crew of Tiger 123, who in turn load it into their vehicle, Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

The men of the ammunition section deliver ammunition to the crew of Tiger 123, who in turn load it into their vehicle, Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

Ammunition is handed up one at a time to be loaded into Tiger 123, Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

The men of the ammunition section take a break as the crew of Tiger 123 near the end of the ammunition loading process, Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

Heinz Quast recieves a round through the loaders hatch from a crew member during the resupply of Tiger 123, Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

The crew does some maintenance on Tiger 123 after restocking on ammunition during Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943. In front of the Tiger are (l to r) Leutnant Linsser, Hauptfeldwebel Hasse, Kp.Kdr. Hauptman Burnmester and Unteroffizier Lewandowski. On the Tiger are (l to r) Fahrer Hans Thome, Obergefreiter Heinz Quast and Funker Rolf Sichel.

The crew of Tiger 123 take a break from loading ammunition in the Generalovka sector during operation "Zitadelle", July 1943

A Tiger, possibly 124, waits while two soldier sent forward to reconoitre head back to their halftrack, Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

Tiger 124 waits for an intelligence report before moving forward, Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

A Tiger, possibly 124, waits as two other Tigers and two Panzerkampfwagen IV move forward, Operation "Zitadelle", July 1943.

Tiger 213 moves along the Grand Rue Bourgtheroulde in Elbeuf, France about 20 August 1944.

A Tiger, possibly 331 follows 324, 323 and two unidentified Tigers, probably 322 and 321, i nthe area around Bjelgorod, August 1943. The 13 on the commanders hatch designates the 13th step in sealing the tank for submerged fording.

Tiger 332 being pulled out by Tiger 321 (commanded by Leutnant Richard von Rosen) near Snamenka, Soviet Union, 4 October 1943.

s.Pz.Abt. 503 (Tiger II)

Tiger II 313 and Tiger II 324 during initial gunnery exercises, Ohrdruf, Germany, June 1944.

3.Kp. at the Senne Training Area near Paderborn conduct a demonstration for Die Deutsche Wochenschau newsreel. The 3.Kp was reinforced by tanks from 1.Kp. For the event. September 1944

3.Kp. move to the train staion at Paderborn. The tanks appear to have been fitted with the 60 cm wide transport tacks, 9 September 1944.

Tiger II 231

Tiger II 234 sits in St. Georges Square, Budapest, Hungary, 15 or 16 October 1944

Tiger II 233 sits near St. Georges Square, Budapest, Hungary, 15 or 16 October 1944.

Tiger II 233 sits near St. Georges Square, Budapest, Hungary, 15 or 16 October 1944.

Tiger II 233 sits near St. Georges Square, Budapest, Hungary, 15 or 16 October 1944.

Tiger II 234 on the road and an unknown Tiger II sits in St. Georges Square, Budapest, Hungary, 15 or 16 October 1944.

Tiger II 234 in front of the Palace of Archduke Joseph August of Austria, St Georges Square, Budapest, Hungary, 15 or 16 October 1944.

Tiger II 234 in front of the Palace of Archduke Joseph August of Austria, St Georges Square, Budapest, Hungary, 15 or 16 October 1944. Members of Arrow Cross pull an anti-tank gun across in front of it.

Tiger II 234 in front of the Palace of Archduke Joseph August of Austria, St Georges Square, Budapest, Hungary, 15 or 16 October 1944. Members of Arrow Cross march past it.

Tiger II 214 in St. Georgs Square, Members of Arrow Cross assemble nearby, Budapest, Hungary 15 or 16 October 1944.

Tiger II 200 sit atop a barricade nea St. Georges Square, Budapest, Hungary, 15 or 16 October 1944.

Tiger II 114 and an unknown Tiger II (left) on the grounds of Chteau de Canteloup south-east of Caen a few days before 18 July 1944.

Tiger II 114 (turret turned to the side), Tiger I 222 (foreground left), Tiger I probably 223 (foreground right) and an unknown Tiger II (background left) on the grounds of Chteau de Canteloup south-east of Caen a few days before 18 July 1944.

Tiger II 114 and an unknown Tiger II (left) on the grounds of Chteau de Canteloup south-east of Caen a few days before 18 July 1944.

Tiger II 301 receiving its camouflage, Ohrdruf Training Area, Germany, June 1944.

Tiger II 301 receiving its camouflage, Ohrdruf Training Area, Germany, June 1944.

Tiger II 301 receiving its camouflage, Ohrdruf Training Area, Germany, June 1944.

Tiger II 322 and 324 behind it at initial gunnery exercises at Ohrdruf Training Area, Germany, June 1944.

s.Pz.Abt. 504

Tiger I of 2.Kp., possibly 214 in the area around Mount Etna, Sicily, August 1943.

Tiger I 131, Tunisia, Before 19 April 1943. This tank was abandoned by its crew on 19 April 1943 during the attack on Djebel Djaffa.

s.Pz.Abt. 505

Tiger 212 and 234 in the background move through a burning villiage south of Orel, Soviet Union, mid July 1943.

In the commanders cupola of Tiger Nr. II, Oberleutnant Karl-Wilhelm Knauth speaks with Wolfgang Krnke the Adujent of s.Pz.Abt. 505, January 1944.

Tiger 300 (Fgst.Nr. 250829) halts momentaraly as an Sd.Kfz. 10/5 2 cm FlaK 38 auf Fahrgestell Zugkraftwagen 1t passes by, central front, Soviet Union, spring 1944.

Tiger 312 sits on the steppes of Russia, central front, Soviet Union, Spring 1944.

Tiger Nr. II is visited by locals near Bryansk, Soviet Union, May 1944.

The crew of Tiger 223 prepare their tank to be pulled out, central front Soviet Union, winter 1943/44.

Unidentified Tiger 3.Kp., in the foreground Oberleutnant Karl-Wilhelm Knauth is receiving his Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes, Soviet Union, 14 Nov 1943.

Oberleutnant Karl-Wilhelm Knauth in the commanders cupola of Tiger 300. This photo was taken just after he had received his Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreues, Soviet Union, 14 November 1943.

Oberleutnant Karl-Wilhelm Knauth celebrates with some crewmen in front of an unknown Tiger, central front, Soviet Union, January 1944.

Work is done on an unknown Tigers carburetors Tiger 313 sits in the background, central front, Soviet Union, January 1944. The engine in this Tiger is a Maybach HL230 P45.

Tiger 300 turret sits on barrels as an unknown Tiger hull pulls up to manuver under its turret, central front, Soviet Union, January 1944.

An unknown Tiger has a turret installed, next to it sits the turret of Tiger 300. Tiger 213 sits nearby and in the back ground sits another unknown Tiger, central front, Soviet Union, January 1944.

Tiger x34 is resupplied from a Munitionsschlepper based on a Panzerkampfwagen III, central fron, Soviet Union, January 1944.

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