1.ϟϟ-Panzerkorps „Leibstandarte ϟϟ“

Schwere SS-Panzerabteilung 101
Schwere SS-Panzerabteilung 101
Top image: Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. E assigned to the Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101 (Special forces I.SS-Panzerkorps Leibstandarte SS), one of Waffen-SS's elite armored units, acting as a fire brigade and a crack assault unit on all fronts.  Image: Gournay-Morgny, France 1944. Commons: Bundesarchiv. Second image: Tiger n°331 of the 3.Kompanie (s.SS-Pz.Abt.101). Photographer: Scheck, France 1944. The German Tiger Tank was introduced in August 1942 and was at that time the most powerful Panzer in the world. The success of the Tiger was so profound, that no allied tank dared to engage it in open combat. This psychological fear soon became to be known as "Tigerphobia". Both the German automotive manufacturer of luxury high performance automobiles, Porsche of Stuttgart and Henschel und Sohn of Kasseland were responsible for the chassis and automotive design. Turret and main weapon design was awarded to yet another prominent 400-year-old German firm, Krupp of Essen. This mighty Panzer was given its nickname "Tiger" by Ferdinand Porsche. Credit: Wikipedia.

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