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Close-up view of the turret of a Tiger II heavy tank, Budapest, Hungary, Oct 1944

Caption   Close-up view of the turret of a Tiger II heavy tank, Budapest, Hungary, Oct 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-680-8282A-09
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PzKpfw Tiger Ausf. B 'Tiger II'   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 14 Nov 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Dec 2014 12:31:44 PM

BIG GUNS: Good close up of the Henschel/Wegmann turret and the massive 8.8cm 88mm KwK 43 L/71 gun. Tiger II 233 of sH.Pz.Abt.503 (Heer) German Army check out the Turmzielfernrohr 9b Turret Telescopic Sight Monocular Sight that's above the drivers head. You just gotta love those German compound words ZIMMERIT: What was Zimmerit it was an anti-magnetic mine paste made from sawdust, clay and mica, check out the waffle-pattern around the turret. Introduced in 1943 and later discontinued 1944. I guess it added to the man hours needed to build and fitting out a tank. Did you know Zimmerit wasn't itself anti-magnetic but its raised and ridged surface prevented a magnetic shaped-charge from sticking to the tanks surface.

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