UK report on armor quality of Panther, Tiger tanks

DSC02169_exposureThree British reports on the quality of German armor plate on the Panther, Tiger and Tiger II tanks have been making the rounds in the internet forums lately.   The reports are available on Google photos where they can be viewed and downloaded.  Due to the length of these reports and work responsibilities, we have not had a chance to go through these reports in great detail or provide any typed transcripts.  However, from reading the conclusions it seems the British were generally more impressed with the armor quality on the Tiger than the Panther, which they found to be brittle.

Click on the links below to view the reports.

Comprehensive Firing Trials against German Panther Pz. Kw. V.

Firing Trial against German Tiger Pz. KW. VI

Armour Quality & Vulnerability of Royal Tiger