Where the kingtigers used at arnhem and oosterbeek the Henschel or Porsche model?
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14th November 2004
Henschel. The first 50 KTs had Porsche turrents, but all the chasis were Henschel.
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9th December 2003
Sd.Kfz 182 Pz.Kpfw.VI "Tiger II" 'Henchel turret' were used.
They belonged to 2./schere Panzer-Abteilung 506 under command of 10. SS-Pz.Div. (deployed to the east of Elst) and 3./schere Panzer-Abteilung 506 under command of 9. SS-Pz.Div. went to Oosterbeek. Each company had 14 tanks.
Date of deployment: 23/24 September, after the battle in Arnhem itself had already ended and the British kept a perimeter at Oosterbeek.
The 1./schere Panzer-Abteilung 506 went to Aachen if you are wondering.
Source: German armored units at Arnhem - September 1944. By Marcel Zwarts. :nodding:
And remember guys: 'Porsche turret' is designed by Krupp and made by Krupp for Porsche Tiger II. The 'Henschel turret' is designed by Krupp and made by Krupp for the Henschel (production) Tiger II.
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25th September 2004
And don't forget for Nomandy...the KTs to see service were the Porsche turreted KT tanks of the 130th Panzer Lehr 503rd Schwere Panzer Abteilung. Thus, they should have the lehr L on them....
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11th April 2005
'LIGHTNING [NL;4366833']And remember guys: 'Porsche turret' is designed by Krupp and made by Krupp for Porsche Tiger II. The 'Henschel turret' is designed by Krupp and made by Krupp for the Henschel (production) Tiger II.
I thought the question was about the Porsche turrets for the Tiger, not the King Tiger.
jumjum;4366897I thought the question was about the Porsche turrets for the Tiger, not the King Tiger.
Well, the first post clearly says "kingtiger". Although, I have to mention that the name "King Tiger" is a post war name. It should really be called a Tiger II. As for the Tiger I, the original turret was designed and produced by Krupp for the Porsche version, but was later modified and used as the Production turret (for the Henschel Tiger I), so there was only really one Tiger I turret in use.
Thank you, it was really hard to find reliable info about that, I wasn´t able to find a picture that could be trusted. kingtiger is a postwar name, but I read an article in an intelligence bullletin from 1944 once where it was called the "Pantiger", probably a mixture of "Panther" and "Tiger".
edit: "kingtiger" isn´t postwar: German Tiger Tank, Handbook on German Military Forces, WWII War Department Technical Manual TM-E 30-451, March 1945 (Lone Sentry)
this is from March 1945 and it already uses it.
Oh right. I meant it's an allied nickname. The Germans never officially used it.