This German tank was the most powerful tank deployed in the North African Campaign of World War II.
The Tiger I. Weighing over 50 tons and equipped with an impressive 88mm gun – compared with 76.2mm or smaller on other vehicles – the Tiger tank quickly became legendary. Twenty Tigers began arriving in North Africa on November 23, 1942, and went into action at the beginning of December.
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