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KONIGSTIGER TIGER II

Tiger II is the common name of a German  heavy tank of the Second World War. The official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B, often shortened to Tiger B,  with the ordnance inventory designation Sd.Kfz. 182.  It is also known under the informal name Königstiger  (the German name for the "Bengal tiger"), often translated by the Americans as King Tiger, and by the British as Royal Tiger.  
The model  followed the same concept as the Tiger I, but was intended to be even more dreaded. The Tiger II combined the massive armor of the Tiger I with the sloped armor of the Panther. The panzer weighed roughly seventy metric tons, was protected by 100 to 180 mm (3.9 to 7.1 in) of frontal armor, and was fitted with the 8.8 cm Kampfwagenkanone 43 L/71 gun. The chassis was also the basis for the Jagdtiger turret less tank destroyer.

Development of a heavy panzer structure  had been initiated in 1937; the initial structure  contract was awarded to Henschel. Another contract followed in 1939, and was given to Porsche.  Both prototype series used the same turret structure  from Krupp; the main differences were in the hull, transmission, suspension and automotive features. The Henschel version used a conventional hull style  with sloped armor resembling the layout of the Panther tank. It had a rear mounted engine and used nine steel-tired overlapping road wheels with internal springing per side, mounted on transverse torsion bars, in a similar manner to the original Tiger. To simplify upkeep, yet, the wheels were overlapping rather than interleaved as in the Tiger I. The Porsche hull model s included a rear-mounted turret and a mid-mounted engine. The suspension was the same as on the Jagdpanzer Elefant. This had six road wheels per side mounted in paired bogies sprung with short longitudinal torsion bars that were integral to the wheel pair; this saved internal space and facilitated repairs. One Porsche version had a gasoline-electric hybrid power system; two separate drive trains in series, one per side of the panzer, each consisting of a hybrid drive train; gasoline engine – electric generator – electric motor – drive sprocket. This method of propulsion had been attempted before on the Tiger (P) (later Elefant prototypes) and in some U.S. style s, but had never been put into development. The Porsche suspension were later used on a few of the later Jagdtiger tank hunters. Another proposal was to use hydraulic drives. Dr. Porsche's unorthodox model s gathered little favor.  Henschel won the contract, and all Tiger IIs were produced by the firm.  Two turret design s were used in fabrication vehicles. The initial layout  is sometimes misleadingly called the "Porsche" turret due to the belief that it was layout ed by Porsche for their prototype; in fact it was the initial Krupp design  for both prototypes. This turret had a rounded front and steeply sloped sides, with a difficult-to-manufacture curved bulge on the turret's left side to accommodate the commander's cupola. Fifty early turrets were mounted to Henschel's hull and used in action. The more common "development" turret, sometimes called the "Henschel" turret, was simplified with a significantly thicker flat face, no shot trap (created by the curved face of the initial-type turret), less-steeply sloped sides, and no bulge for the commander's cupola.  The turrets were model ed to mount the 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 gun. Combined with the Turmzielfernrohr 9d (TZF 9d—turret telescopic sight) monocular sight (which all but a few early Tiger II's used), it was a very accurate and deadly weapon. During practice, the estimated probability of a first round hit on a 2 m (6 ft 7 in) high, 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) wide target only dropped below 100 percent beyond 1,000 m (0.62 mi), to 95–97 percent at 1,500 metres (0.93 mi) and 85–87 percent at 2,000 m (1.2 mi), depending on ammunition type. Recorded combat performance was lower, but still over 80 percent at 1,000 m, in the 60s at 1,500 m and the 40s at 2,000 m. Penetration of armored plate inclined at 30 degrees was 202 and 132 mm (8.0 and 5.2 in) at 100 and 2,000 m (0.062 and 1.2 mi) respectively for the Panzergranate 39/43 projectile (PzGr—armor-piercing shot and shell), and 238 and 153 mm (9.4 and 6.0 in) for the PzGr. 40/44 projectile between the same ranges. The Sprenggranate 43 (SpGr) high-explosive round was available for soft targets, or the Hohlgranate or Hohlgeschoss 39 (HlGr—HEAT or High explosive anti-tank warhead) round, which had 90 mm (3.5 in) penetration at any range, could be used as a dual-purpose munition versus soft or armored targets.  High speed turret traverse was provided by a hydraulic motor linked to the main engine; a full rotation could be achieved in nineteen seconds at engine idle, and inside ten seconds at the maximum allowable engine speed. Motor traverse was used to quickly get the target within the field of view of the gun sights, but fine adjustments of traverse and elevation were achieved with the gunner's hand wheels. If power was lost, the turret could be slowly traversed by hand, assisted by the loader who had an additional wheel.

Like all German tanks, it had a gasoline  engine; in this case the same 700 PS  (690 hp, 515 kW) V-12 Maybach HL 230 P30 which powered the much lighter Panther  and Tiger I tanks. The Tiger II was under-powered, like many other heavy tanks of World War Two, and consumed a lot of fuel, which was in short supply for the Germans. The transmission was the Maybach OLVAR EG 40 12 16 Model B, giving eight forward gears and four reverse, which drove the steering gear. This was the Henschel L 801, a double radius design  which proved susceptible to failure. Transverse torsion bar suspension supported the hull, and nine overlapped 800 mm (31 in) diameter road wheels with rubber cushions and steel tyres rode inside the tracks on each side.  Like the Tiger I, each panzer was issued with two sets of tracks: a normal "battle track" and a narrower "transport" version used during rail transport. The transport tracks reduced the overall width of the load and could be used to drive the tank short distances on firm ground. The crew were expected to change to normal battle tracks as soon as the tank was unloaded. Ground pressure was 0.76 kg/cm2 (10.8 psi).

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