Geschützwagen Tiger

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Geschützwagen Tiger
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Abandoned prototype chassis of the Geschützwagen Tiger für 17cm K72 (Sf)
Type Artillery
Place of origin Germany
Production history
Manufacturer Krupp
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)
Crew 8

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
700 hp
Suspension torsion bar
250 km (160 mi) (road)
Speed 45 km/h (28 mph)

The Geschützwagen Tiger was a German self-propelled gun of World War II that never saw service.

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.


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