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G_Tiger (Stock)

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Totals
3600000 Price
500 Hit Points
59.28 / 60 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
30/16/16Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
0/0/20Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
650 h.p.Engine Power
45 km/hSpeed Limit
14 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
1400 Standard Shell Damage
88 mmStandard Shell Penetration
29.1 Time for Complete Loading
12 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
390 mView Range
310 mSignal Range
IX
G.W. Tiger
3600000
The decision to build this heavy artillery system came in June 1942. In January 1943 a suspension based on that of the Tiger II was ordered. The first prototype underwent trials at the very end of the war. The vehicle never saw service.

With its largest gun, this massive artillery hits for roughly 2,000 damage, but fires at only 1.25 rounds/min. Due to its large damage output, the GW Tiger is one of the most feared artillery on the field. Following the tradition of the other German artillery, the GW Tiger is fairly mobile (although noticeably less so than the Hummel or G.W. Panther) for its size and is capable of speeds of up to 35 km/h.

G.W. Tiger

Stock

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VIII 17 cm K72 (Sf) 6750 88/95 1400/1400 2.06 0.72 7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VII Maybach HL 210 TRM P45 750 650 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VIII G.W. Tiger 25000 60 14
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio III FuG 5 0 310

Gerät 810

Recon

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VIII 17 cm K72 (Sf) 6750 88/95 1400/1400 2.06 0.72 7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VIII Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 750 870 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IX G.W. Tiger verstärkteketten 25000 64 16
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI FuG 7 0 415

GW Tiger II

Attack

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IX 21 cm Mrs 18/1 (Sf) 5900 105/303/105 2000/1550/2000 1.49 0.86 7.5
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VIII Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 750 870 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IX G.W. Tiger verstärkteketten 25000 64 16
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX FuG 12 0 710

Compatible Equipment

Large Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Torsion Bars 5+ t Class
Large-Caliber Artillery-Shell Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Chocolate
100-octane Gasoline
105-octane Gasoline
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Great range for stock gun (1400 m)
  • Strong gun
  • The ability to fire AP shells
  • Large burst area for HE shells
  • Shield on the rear may protect the rest of the tank if hit


Cons:


  • Long reload
  • Narrow gun arc
  • Slow track traverse speed
  • Poor gun range on top gun (1050 m), not able to cover corner areas near map borders
  • Its large size makes it difficult to hide, due to a very large silhouette


Performance

The GW Tiger is the most powerful of tier 9 artillery, it has a great gun, and can fire AP shells which can wreak havoc on tier 10 heavies, the gun has no negative elevation, combined with a slow track traverse speed it is very hard to defend yourself in close quarter or if you are against enemy lights. But the tank can ram some tanks, mainly light tanks, it has the weight and frontal armor (50mm) to do that. Sixth sense is a must in this tank, you can also train the crew in camouflage, then do Brothers in Arms, a good skill for the driver is clutch lock braking, (to max out track traverse add 100-octane gasoline), in the gunner the skill snap shot helps with accuracy. The loaders can learn the perk Intution, which helps when switching shells out, and creates the chance that you don't have to wait the entire reload time to change shells, there is no good perks for the radio man, so do camouflage, BIA, repair. Always pay attention to the mini map, so you can keep up with your surroundings, so if a light is coming your way you can move before he gets to you.


Early Research

Suspension, then first engine, then gun, then top engine


Historical Info

On the 6th of May 1942, Krupp presented the first proposals for an armored self-propelled carriage (gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette) using the Tiger I’s components for mounting either a 17cm Kannone K72 (Sf) L/50 or a 21cm Mörser 18/1 L/31. The program was later amended in November 1942 to use Tiger II components because by that time the Tiger II was rapidly being designed and finalized and in the planning stages for serial production in 1943. It was to be able to mount the 17cm K72(Sf) L/50 gun and designated Grille 17. The 17cm K72(Sf) L/50 gun had a range of 28 to 29.6km. The Grille 21, armed with 21cm Mortar 18/1 L/31 was to be produced alongside the Grille 17 and it had a range of 16.7km. As an further alternative, the Grille 30 proposed in January 1945, would have been armed with the Skoda 30.5cm GrW L/16 mortar firing fin-stabilized HE shells out to a maximum distance of 10km. Additionally, there was the project Grille 42, also proposed in January 1945, which was also under development and was to be armed with the 42cm GrW mortar, also designed by Skoda, firing fin-stabilized HE shells out to a maximum distance of 10km. Both the 30.5cm and 42cm guns were test fired after the war by the Soviets.


In 1943/44, Krupp started production of the prototype, while full-scale production was to start in mid-1945 at a rate of 2 per month. The prototype was still incomplete at the end of the war.

Grille 17/21/30/42 had its armament mounted on the rail platform inside the hull. There were originally plans to have the guns dis-mountable but these plans were dropped in 1944 due to their complex nature and all of the GW Tigers were to be completed as normal SPGs. Each variant was also armed with two 7.92mm machine guns(source?). It would be operated by the crew of eight (Driver, Commander, Gunner, Radio Operator, and four Loaders). Powered by the Maybach HL230P30, the Grille would be able to travel at a maximum speed of 45 km/h with a range of 250km on the road and 150km cross country. Fuel capacity was to be 1000 liters.

The Grille was 13 meters long (with gun), 3.27 meters wide, and 3.15 meters high. Its armor protection ranged from 16mm Armor Plate(side) to 30mm Carbon Steel(front). The Grille 17 weighed 58,000 kg, but only carried 5 rounds of ammunition. The Grille 21 weighed 52,700 kg and carried only 3 rounds of ammunition. One prototype with a 17cm gun dismounted and resting nearby was almost completed in May of 1945, and was captured by British troops at Haustenbeck near Paderborn.


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