Photo of the Day: Tiger with Machine Guns

This photo has been making the rounds at some of the military history forums.  A German WW2 Tiger tank with two captured Soviet machine guns mounted on the rear engine deck.

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Photo of the Day: Tiger Tank suspension repair

Today’s photo of the day is of a German Tiger tank undergoing repairs to the roadwheels and suspension.  This photo gives a pretty good idea of the amount of work that went into repairing a vehicle with overlapping roadwheels.

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This photo is borrowed from the “Good Old Fashioned Tank P*rn” thread at Tank-net.com

Overlord’s Blog: Tigers for Breakfast

David Lister at Overlord’s blog has posted an article about an action involving Tiger tanks in North Africa called “Tigers for Breakfast“.

By January 1943 the war had turned against Germany. At this point the allies were pushing the Germans from two sides in North Africa, including in Tunisia. On the 31st two companies of infantry and two troops of six pounder guns were dug in covering the road leading to Robaa. They were on an area of rocky rough terrain on the side of the hill, with the German lines somewhere to their front. At about 0600, in the pitch darkness reports start to filter back from the infantry that they can hear tank movement to the front. Immediately the two troop commanders of the AT guns leapt out of the truck they’d been sleeping in and struggled up the hill. The Lieutenant for the 2nd Troop in his haste just threw on a greatcoat over his pyjamas before dashing to his troop. Lt Stanley Edwards of 1st Troop however had only to pull on his boots.

Read the full post here.