JAGDTIGER (Sd.Kfz 186)

JAGDTIGER (Sd.Kfz 186)
Image: Jagdtiger (US Army)
YearJuly 1944
Vehicle TypeHeavy Tank Destroyer
Origin & DesignerGermany/Nibelungenwerke
Numbers Produced77
Crew6 (Commander, Gunner, 2 x Loaders, Radio Operator & Driver)
Main Armament128mm L/55 PaK 44 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-7.5° to +15°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse20°
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightWZF2/7
Secondary Armament2 x 7.92mm MG34s (Bow & AA)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried40 x 88mm & 3.300 x 7.92mm
Combat Weight70.000 kg
Ground Clearance0.46m
Fording Depth1.80m
Trench Crossing2.49m
Obstacle Clearance0.85m
Climbing Ability35°
ArmourHull Front: 100mm
Hull Sides: 80mm
Hull Rear: 80mm
Hull Top: 40mm
Hull Bottom: 25mm
Gun Compartment:
Gun Mantle: 100mm
Turret Front: 250mm
Turret Sides: 80mm
Turret Rear: 80mm
Turret Top: 40mm
EngineMaybach HL 220 P30
Transmission8 Forward & 4 Reverse
Maximum Road Range170 km
Maximum Cross Country Range120 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed35 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed14 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe Jagdtiger was produced after a request from the German high command for a heavy tank destroyer mounting a 128mm gun. The Tiger II was chosen to provide the chassis and this was lengthened to incorporate the new hull. The fighting compartment was built with very thick armour and mounted the powerful 128mm PaK 44 gun. The vehicle was very heavy in relation to its engine, which caused many mechanical problems including breakdowns. The Jagdtiger was only issued to two formations and these fought on German soil.