INTRODUCTION
 
Nazi Germany’s fearsome, formidable Tiger I tank was one of the most frightening opponents the Allies could ever meet on the battlefields of WWII. Heavily armoured and wielding a devastating 88 mm Kwk 36 L/56 tank gun, the Tiger I prowled throughout war-torn Europe during the two years it was produced (1942-1944). An expensive piece of armour to make, the tank was also prone to mechanical problems --- eventually being replaced by the more agile, harder-hitting “King Tiger” (Tiger II). As part of Schwere Panzer Abteilung 505, this Tiger I was emblazoned with bold camouflage stripes and the battalion logo of a charging knight on its turret.