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According to his accounts, four Shermans would get word of a Tiger or a Panther in the area, and simply flank them from all sides like a pack of wolves.
Also they were very heavy which made them bog down in the mud.
The German tank force was an amazing success due to tactical innovation more than tank quality. Many of their tanks outclassed allied armor, delivered more casualties than they took in most engagements due to the impressive training the German soldiers received, and the excellent tactics used by the German forces.
Originally posted by pointr97
Not sure what idiot you have been talking to, and I say that with all respect....However, German tanks were in no way inferior to US tanks.....It was not the equipment that got the Germans...It was simple Command and Logistics. In the North African campaign, the Germans had a hard time with fuel lines. Yet, now that I remember all my military history courses, that is the Germans weak spot....but their tech was always better than ours.
I say the idiot you talked to...ie, I had never heard anyone say german tech was bad, so I am curious where this bad rap came from.edit on 25-10-2011 by pointr97 because: Clarification
On 7 July 1943, a single Tiger tank commanded by SS-Oberscharführer Franz Staudegger from the 2nd Platoon, 13th Panzer Company, 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler engaged a group of about 50 T-34s around Psyolknee (the southern sector of the German salient in the Battle of Kursk). Staudegger used all his ammunition and claimed the destruction of 22 Soviet tanks, while the rest retreated. For this, he was awarded the Knight's Cross.
Over 10 Tiger tank commanders claimed over 100 vehicle kills each, including Kurt Knispel with 168, Walter Schroif with 161, Otto Carius with 150+, Johannes Bölter with 139+, and Michael Wittmann with 138.
Photograph shows the Tiger I tank that knocked out the first M26 Pershing tank in World War II. After knocking out the M26, the Tiger I backed up to escape but became stuck on a rubble pile. The crew abandoned the tank.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Not only that but Hitler also stuck his nose all too often into the designs and specifications. Instead of letting the people who knew better do their jobs.
Originally posted by camaro68ss
Dont for get the KING Tiger Tank that came out at the end of the war. There are only two left in the world and i found one of them in a small out side of luxingburg when i was over there last. I will have to up load photos later. These guys were unstopable!