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Tanks of 'Fury' #8: Tiger II



The final tank in our series is the Tiger II, which was anticipated to be something like Germany's Second Death Star after the fearsome Tiger I. That didn't really work out for the Nazis, because the Tiger II's underpowered engine and excessive fuel use limited its effectiveness. The 150K lb. monster was 33 ft. 9 in. long and 10 ft. 2 in. tall. It featured an 88m gun and 2 7.92mm machine guns. The Germans deployed the tank on all fronts: Europe, the USSR and North Africa.

Fury, the World War II tank movie written and directed by David Ayer and starring Brad Pitt, arrives in theaters October 17. Set in the final days of the European conflict in April 1945, the film follows a Sherman tank and her crew on a mission behind enemy lines. Check out the M4 Sherman here, the Panzer I here, the M3 Stuart here, the Panzer IV here, the M3 Grant/Lee here, the Tiger I here and the M24 Chaffee here.

Click on the image below to see a larger version of the Tiger II chart.


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