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German crew replenishing fuel and ammunition for a Tiger I heavy tank on the Russian Front, Aug 1944, photo 1 of 2

Caption   German crew replenishing fuel and ammunition for a Tiger I heavy tank on the Russian Front, Aug 1944, photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 146-1978-107-06
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PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I'   Main article  Photos  
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 27 Mar 2010
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Feb 2011 10:56:52 AM


The Tiger gets thirsty with a range of about
195 km/120 miles it uses 540 Liters of fuel
about 142 US Gallons, and gets around 2mpg!
not counting offroad, onroad or idiling and
having to use fuel to start and get the beast moving.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Apr 2011 02:04:22 PM


One Tiger on a 60 mile road march would use 150 gallons of fuel! maintaining fuel and oil for a Company must have been a problem.

And then you have breakdowns the other Tigers have to tow, that uses more fuel and
puts strain on the towing Tigers engine and transmission..bang there goes another Tiger, now you have two breakdowns things are going from bad to worse!
The convoy of support vehicles has to slow to the speed of the Tigers.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
11 Sep 2011 09:59:10 AM


By 1944 the Tigers consumed 35.8 tons of fuel, for every 100 miles. Germany received
about 45% of its oil from Romania despite its fuel shortage, German Industry doubled its tank production to 50% in 1944.

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