510th Heavy Panzer Battalion

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510th Heavy Panzer Battalion
Active 6. June 1944- 8. May 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Heer
Type Armoured
Size Battalion
Equipment Tiger I (1944–45)
Tiger II (1945)
Insignia
Identification
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510th heavy tank battalion insignia.svg

The 510th Heavy Panzer Battalion (German: schwere-Panzer-Abteilung 510, abbreviated s.Pz.Abt. 510) was a German heavy Panzer-Abteilung equipped with Tiger I and later Tiger II Königstiger tanks. The 510th saw action on the Eastern Front during the Second World War.

History[edit]

The 510th was formed June 1944; in July it was sent to Lithuania, where it fought in the Courland Pocket until the end of the war, attached to the 14 the Panzer Division. Elements of the battalion were evacuated from Courland and transferred to the Western Front, where they subsequently surrendered to the Western Allies. A battle group with the last 15 Tiger tanks was left behind in Courland, where it surrendered to the Red Army.

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