«Ladungsliger Tiger» – heavy demining machine on the chassis of “Tiger” tank

«Ladungsliger Tiger» - heavy demining machine on the chassis of "Tiger" tank

«Ladungsliger Tiger» – heavy demining machine on the chassis of “Tiger” heavy tank.
One “Tiger” heavy tank from 1943 built after severe injuries sustained in the battles of Anzio in Italy, the forces of the technical staff of the 508 th Heavy Tank Battalion was converted to heavy demining machine. Expanded back turret was fixed by screws, 88 mm gun removed. The opening in the frontal part of the turret was embedded steel plate, which is attached to the turret six large bolts. In the center of the steel sheet has been done MG.34 loophole for gun. On the roof of the turret mounted winch and crane lifting capacity of 10 tons. “Ladungsliger Tiger” applied for breaching minefields. She was named Ladungsliger Tiger. At the end of April or early May 1944 “Ladungsliger Tiger” was lost. The British at the time mistakenly called this unique specimen “Bergetiger with crane”, then this error went for a walk by the numerous publications dedicated to the tank “Tiger”.

In : 1944

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