The Tiger I was one of the most famous tanks of the Second World War. It was produced in about 1300 copies in multiple variations. It was equipped with a devastating 88mm gun KwK 36 L/56 attached to a 110mm thick plate, capable of drilling more than 1,500 meters in any American or British tank of the time, the only exception was the 'M26 Pershing, on the Russian front proved ineffective against the JS-2, with penetration possible only below 300 m. The vehicle was also equipped with two anti-infantry machine gun MG 34 7.92 mm positioned on a tower, and one coaxial on front right of the tiger. It was powered by a Maybach HL230P45 12 cylinder V 60 °, with a range of only 195 km, less off-road, despite the tank 540 liters, this in the last stages of the conflict in some cases caused the abandonment of the wagon reinforced due to the small amount of fuel available. Upon its entry into service in 1942 was the most powerful tank in circulation, despite the problems of production and tensile strength, but gradually became more and more vulnerable, especially to the Soviet 122mm D-25, capable of piercing the front plate of 100mm to a distance of 1500m, and 17 British pounds even to 1700m, this involved its reduction and finally ceased production in 1944.
Lovely Tiger!!! Interesting to note that some Tigers were also equipped with the 88mm/8.8cm L/71 gun, I think Michael Wittmann's Tiger I had one. Also interesting to note that after the appearance of the King Tiger/Tiger II, the "Panzerkampfwagen VI" designation was dropped.