Ladungsleger TIGER

In May 1944 the Allies found a strange Tiger E tank abandoned near Anzio, Italy. In this vehicle the main gun was removed and a winch & derrick assembly was set up in its place, so the Allies thought it was of a conversion carried out by the unit to which it belonged to carry out recovery tasks on other vehicles. The name “Berge-Wg Tiger” or “Bergepanzer Tiger Ausf E” was given and the matter was forgotten, but there was something that did not fit into this name such as armored recovery vehicle (ARV), since the equipment intended for these tasks were of limited capacity and were not installed in the area usually chosen on other recovery vehicles.

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Country of origin

Germany

Type

Demolition charge carrier

Entered service

1944

Crew

5

Combat weight

54,000 kg

Dimensions (length x width x height)

6.28 x 3.57 x 2.93 meters

Armour, (maximum)

Steel: Hull front: 100mm – Hull side: 60mm – Hull rear: 80mm – Hull floor: 25mm
Steel: Turret front: 100mm – Turret side: 80mm – Turret rear: 80mm – Turret roof: 25mm

Power plant

1 x Maybach HL.230P45 gasoline engine, 690 hp

Speed

38 km/h

Range

140 km

Armament

1 x 7.92mm MG.34 machine gun

Ammunition

4,500 rounds

Production

3 converted from Tiger E heavy tank