Friday 23rd at 14.30 pm “Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. B Tiger II: the successor”


Developed and introduced into service in 1944 as a successor to the legendary Tiger i, Tiger II it represented the last stage in the evolution of the German tank philosophy during the Second World War, as well as being the last German armored vehicle of the conflict to be produced in significant numbers.

Featuring massive armor and fearsome firepower, the Tiger II it was at once the last mobile bastion in defense of Hitler's Reich as well as the last obstacle for the Soviet and Western Allied armies to overcome on the way to final victory.

In the Single Use episode of Friday 23 December at 14.30pm, complementary to the previous one, we will retrace with Andrea Gaspardo the development, use and end of the last armored model of the Third Reich and of the derivative vehicles of the "Tiger family".

Photo: Bundesarchiv