Historic tanks in pictures

Officially designated the “Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E,” but more commonly known as the Tiger, this was the first German tank that mounted an 88mm gun, making it particularly feared. Less than 1,400 of these monster tanks were built between August 1942 and August 1944, and it is widely considered to be over-engineered due to its expensive materials and labor-intensive production. The Tiger 131 above was captured by the British in Tunisia and it is the only operating Tiger tank in the world. It was used in the 2014 film “Fury”, the first time a real Tiger appeared in a feature film since “They Were Not Divided” in 1950. (Photo: The Tank Museum, UK)

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