ww2nowandthen

( @ww2nowandthen )

15 March, 2019
An abandoned Königstiger in the town of Osterode am Harz, Germany, April 1945. ------------------------------------------------
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  • @deutsche_ingenieurskunst_2wk 15 March, 2019

    You know how the Kingtiger get knocked out?

  • @thuringia_then_and_now 15 March, 2019

    @deutsche_ingenieurskunst_2wk This King Tiger was not knocked out, the Tank ran out of fuel and the crew left it behind. They had no time to destroy by there one cause they needed to escape from the Americans quickly.

  • @deutsche_ingenieurskunst_2wk 15 March, 2019

    @thuringia_then_and_now thx for that answer! Yes, i heard about it that Kingtigers mostly cant get killed from enemy shells, mostly running out of fuel like you said or other problems

  • @thuringia_then_and_now 15 March, 2019

    @deutsche_ingenieurskunst_2wk I still have a friend who is 94 years old by now, he was a commander of a Kingtiger Tank during WW2. Near Bastogne his first Kingtiger Tank was knocked out with 8 hits into the right side probably from a US Hellcat Tank. To whole Crew made it out uninjured. This was one of only a little few Tigertanks which was actually destroyed during battle. He operated two more Kingtigers after, which he needed to destroy by his one cause they ran out of fuel. He told me that around 80-90 % of the Kingtiger Tanks were actually destroyed by the own crew after techical problems or cause of no fuel.

  • @deutsche_ingenieurskunst_2wk 15 March, 2019

    @thuringia_then_and_now wow very interesting story and details. I wish I would know such an honored wehrmacht soldier! Where are you from?

  • @murat.gndgd10 15 March, 2019

    @thuringia_then_and_now that's so epic! I wish i had a friend like yours too, it would be such an honour.

  • @nocturnalpulse72 16 March, 2019

    @drill_instructor_suki

  • @aslan_dudayev 16 hours ago

    @schwere_panzer_abteilung_tiger