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Tiger II — Tier VIII German heavy tank

Tiger II

VIII
Cost
  • 2 450 000
  • 78 000
Succeeded by

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1600
HP
1 / 29
282.5m
View range
2 / 29
Firepower
Shell
2104
DPM
12 / 29
225
Penetration
9 / 29
310
Damage
18 / 29
150
Devices/crew damage
16 / 29
Burst damage
— / —
1100
Velocity
8 / 29
13.33%
Penetration loss over distance
24 / 29
Explosion radius
— / —
1764
DPM
13 / 29
285
Penetration
6 / 29
260
Damage
18 / 29
150
Devices/crew damage
16 / 29
Burst damage
— / —
1375
Velocity
3 / 29
12.63%
Penetration loss over distance
12 / 19
Explosion radius
— / —
2850
DPM
6 / 29
60
Penetration
14 / 29
420
Damage
16 / 29
150
Devices/crew damage
16 / 29
Burst damage
— / —
1100
Velocity
3 / 29
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
1.91
Explosion radius
18 / 29
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
105.0
Caliber
18 / 29
6.79
Rate of fire
12 / 29
8.84
Reload time
11 / 27
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.08
Base aim time
5 / 29
0.308
Dispersion
3 / 29
Dispersion factors
0.190
When moving
8 / 29
0.190
When rotating
8 / 29
0.100
When rotating turret
1 / 29
3.000
After shot
1 / 29
Gun angles
7°
Depression
13 / 29
15°
Elevation
23 / 29
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 29
24.30
Turret traverse speed
16 / 29
Mobility
70.86
Weight
7 / 29
Speed
38
Forward
12 / 29
12
Backward
21 / 29
Effective Power / Weight ratio
12.11
On hard terrain
20 / 29
10.09
On medium terrain
15 / 29
6.73
On soft terrain
17 / 29
Traverse speed
37.82
On hard terrain
5 / 29
31.51
On medium terrain
4 / 29
21.01
On soft terrain
6 / 29
6.96m×3.35m×2.54m
Size
20 / 29
Concealment
9.50%
While still
17 / 29
5.80%
While moving
17 / 29
3.49%
Upon firing while still
20 / 29
2.75%
Upon firing while moving
20 / 29
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 271m
250.0m
While still
258.2m
While moving
263.3m
Upon firing while still
264.9m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 240–300
  • 180–240
  • 120–180
  • 60–120
  • 0–60
Spaced armor
  • 288–360
  • 216–288
  • 144–216
  • 72–144
  • 0–72
Weak
Strong
Chances of getting penetrated from 100m distance by average tank of given type:
  • — less than 30%
  • — between 30% and 70%
  • — more than 70%

Armor performance

Based on tank position, enemy tank type and shells
In battle vs:
Head on
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

The most heavily armored tank carrying the most powerful anti-tank gun. The vehicle's drawbacks included an overloaded suspension and engine-transmission group, as well as excessive general mass. When engaging enemy vehicles at long range, the Tiger II had an upper hand over any other vehicle in terms of the gun and armor protection. However, due to the excessive mass of the vehicle, relatively low durability of the engine and transmission, and small total number of vehicles built, the Tiger II did not have any significant impact on the course of war.