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Tiger I heavy tanks being built in a factory in Germany, 1944, photo 01 of 16

Caption   Tiger I heavy tanks being built in a factory in Germany, 1944, photo 01 of 16 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-635-3965-05
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PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I'   Main article  Photos  
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 14 Feb 2010
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 Feb 2011 09:41:44 PM


Installing the turret and looks like the Tiger has been painted, the color could be
dark yellow. One of the 1,347 Tiger tanks buitl, did it survive the war?, or was it destroyed in combat.

Several Tigers were built a day, much of the
equipment installed was sub-contracted, but
Henschel built most of the major components
like the hull, turrets.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
11 Feb 2011 06:08:12 PM


Above photo shows lowering of the turret onto the hull this was done near the end of the production line.
About 300,000 man-hours were needed to build one Tiger. Thats one week, of hard work by 6,000 people to make it possible.


Another way to look at it in terms of the
Reichmark, RM final cost of one Tiger with all support equipment and Government supplied
equipment as well 800,000RMs equivalent to the weekly wages of 30,000 people.
The added cost of owning a Tiger those that went back for major overhaul, others that were write-off, tanks that could be salvaged
rebuilt. But this is my guess.

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