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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2017 10:05 p.m. PST

… Surrender In Germany, 1945

"The Herman Jagtiger tank destroyer was the heaviest armored vehicle produced during World War II. It weighed 72 tons and had a 128 mm gun. It was powered by an engine originally intended for a Tiger I tank.

The engine, powerful as it was, was the Jagtiger's weakness – it was too weak for this massive vehicle. It was assigned to only two units, the 653rd, and 512th Heavy Panzerjäger Battalion, and only 80 were built…"
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Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member27 Aug 2017 2:49 a.m. PST

Interesting little video.

And I had no idea the Jagdtiger was referred to as a Herman!

deephorse27 Aug 2017 4:11 a.m. PST

A typo I suspect!

Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member27 Aug 2017 7:58 a.m. PST

Doh… Of course :)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2017 3:14 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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