Abandoned prototype chassis of the Geschützwagen Tiger für 17cm K72 (Sf)
|Place of origin||Germany|
|No. built||1 partial prototype|
|Weight||58 tonnes (64 short tons; 57 long tons)|
|Length||10.27 m (33 ft 8 in)|
|Width||4.48 m (14 ft 8 in)|
|Height||3.29 m (10 ft 10 in)|
|Armor||16–30 millimetres (0.63–1.18 in)|
|170mm K 72 L/50, 210mm Mortar 18/1 L/31, 305mm GrW L/16 mortar, or
420mm Grw mortar
|2 x 7.92mm machine guns|
|Engine||Maybach HL230P30 or HL230P45
|250 km (160 mi) (road)|
|Speed||45 km/h (28 mph)|
The decision to build this heavy artillery based on the chassis of the Tiger II came in June 1942. The first prototype was tested at the end of the war. However, due to Germany being on the brink of surrender, the vehicle never saw service, and was captured by the Allies. While several armaments were considered, the most practical guns mounted were the 17 cm Kanone 18, or the 21 cm Mörser 18.
- Mr A I Bruce. "Gw Tiger für 17 cm K 72 (Sf)". Wehrmacht-history.com. Retrieved 2012-07-01.