Profile no 3. Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. H, Tiger I

 

 

Black 405 of 13./schwere SS-Panzer-Regiment 1, "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" (LSSAH), Belogorod/USSR, 20 April 1943
This day Generaloberst Heinz Guderian, Inspector of the Armored Forces, visited 13./SS-Pz.Rgt.1 and SS-Untersturmführer Michael Wittmann presented his crew and brand new Tiger I, one of just six operational in the unit. Wittmann, although already recognised as an accomplished commander of a Sturmgeschütz III, would soon rise to fame during the Kursk battle and especially during a 21-day period in January 1944 fighting in Ukraine where he and his crew destroyed 61 Soviet tanks.

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