G.W. Tiger (P)
G.W. Tiger (P)
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[Client Values; Actual values in
|440440 HP Hit Points|
|74.9/7574.15/78 t Weight Limit|
- Radio Operator
|600640 hp Engine Power|
|35/10 km/h Speed Limit|
|1416 deg/s Traverse|
|8.018.63 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio|
|100/80/16 mm Hull Armor|
|850/850/1100/1100/ HP Damage|
|44/44/53/53/ mm Penetration|
|r/m 1.82 r/m 1.3 Rate of Fire|
▼1430 Damage Per Minute
With 50% Crew: 0.83 m
With 50% Crew: 0.979 m
|s 4.8 s 5.2 Aim time|
|1010 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed|
|10° Gun Arc|
|-2°/+48°-2°/+48° Elevation Arc|
|2115 rounds Ammo Capacity|
|2020 % Chance of Fire|
|m 290 m 290 View Range|
|m 310 m 710 Signal Range|
- Stationary: 3.7%
- When Moving: 1.4%
- When Firing: 0.3%
- On Hard Ground: 1.25
- On Medium Ground: 1.44
- On Soft Ground: 2.4
Dispersion Change Values
- Turret Contribution
- Rotation: 0.61
- Shot Recoil: 5.75
- Suspension Contribution
- Acceleration: 0.42
- Turning: 0.42
With 100% Crew
Conceptualization of a heavy SPG mounted on an elongated Porsche Tiger chassis. It is known that Ferdinand Porsche intended to develop the SPG; however, the work was never started.
The G.W. Tiger (P) leads to the G.W. Tiger.
Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables
|Rate of fire
|VIII||17 cm Kanone 72||44/44||850/850||1.82||0.67||4.8||6750||140000|
|IX||21 cm Mörser 18/1||53/53||1100/1100||1.3||0.79||5.2||5900||245000|
|Chance of Fire on Impact
|VII||2 x Maybach HL 120 TRM||600||20||1840||35500|
|VIII||2 x Porsche Typ 101/1||640||20||1840||54000|
|VII||G.W. Tiger (P)||75||14||0||21000||20000|
|VIII||G.W. Tiger (P) verstärkteketten||78||16||0||21000||36000|
Pros and Cons
- Best alpha damage of any tier 8 artillery; can deal serious damage to any tank in the game
- Best stock gun alpha damage, penetration and burst radius of any tier 8 artillery
- Surprisingly good hull armor for an SPG, can get the random lucky bounce
- Unappealing to ram due to weight and hull armor thickness
- Poor mobility, struggles to relocate
- Narrow gun traverse arc
- Paper-thin casemate armor negates the hull armor's usefulness
- Enormous target with very poor concealment
- Under risk of running out of shells in longer games
The G.W. Tiger (P) is very different from its predecessor, the G.W. Panther. The G.W. Tiger (P) is significantly less mobile, while gun performance is more about damage than accuracy.
The outstanding feature of the G.W. Tiger (P) is its lack of mobility. Due to weak engine and abysmal ground resistance it will often struggle to reach even 20 kilometers per hour in stock configuration. The term "slug" would sadly not seem out of place.
The engine upgrade delivers a meager 6.67% more power, in exchange for an eye-watering 31.000 experience. You'll still want this upgrade, as improved mobility is desperately needed, but the difference won't be spectacular. If you have credits to spare, consider using a fuel consumable, which will make movement less painful.
Relocating between firing positions is time consuming, and a retreat from an exposed position will be as slow as it will be hazardous. It might be prudent to instead opt for a perhaps less rewarding but safer position further back. The practically non-existent camouflage rating of the G.W. Tiger (P) provides another reason to choose a position as far back as possible.
Should your team push hard on one flank and leave the other wide open, the G.W. Tiger (P) will be hard pressed to keep up with the other tanks, even if it does not stop to lob a single shell at the enemy.
Alternatively, you could stay in place to provide support fire, take your chances with enemy tanks possibly exploiting the flank left open by your team mates, and hope for the best. However, realize that the low mobility of the G.W. Tiger (P) makes it extremely difficult to defend against scouts, especially ones that move horizontally to you, forcing you to turn.
The combination of fire and movement is unfortunately not very practical due to the slow speed, low tank traverse rate and narrow gun arc of the G.W. Tiger (P). Should you attempt to utilize the reload time of the gun for movement, the time needed to traverse the tank, the direction of the target, and the direction of your movement and back to another target can be substantial, especially when tough terrain is involved. There will be comparatively few seconds left to move the tank when aim time is accounted for, thus slowing the already sluggish movement rate of the G.W. Tiger (P) down to a crawl.
What the G.W. Tiger (P) does offer, however, is the most powerful stock gun of any tier VIII artillery. The 17 cm "Kanone 72" is in terms of damage, penetration and burst radius more akin to the 180/183mm top guns of some tier IX/X SPG’s than the 152/155mm guns of other tier VIII SPG’s. If you want a hard-hitting gun but can't stand the lengthy reload of the biggest guns, the 17 cm "Kanone 72" might suit you.
The top gun of the G.W. Tiger (P), the 21 cm "Mörser 18/1" is a different beast altogether with a lot worse accuracy, a lot longer reload, but a devastating effect on enemies. This gun deals 1100 alpha damage if it penetrates, which can only happen to some light tanks, tanks with paper thin armor, or vehicles with an open roof. The longer reload of the top gun means fewer shots fired, less time spent acquiring targets, and more time available for movement. A 21 cm Mörser can also be found as the top gun of similar tier IX and tier X German SPG's.
Current as of version 22.214.171.124
- Immediately research the suspension, preferably with free experience, to be able to fit an Artillery Shell Rammer and a Gun Laying Drive.
- Alternatively, you may want to fit the Enhanced Longitudinal Torsion Bar, to be able to leave the suspension for last.
- Research the top gun or engine, depending on whether you want a gun with higher alpha damage or improved mobility.
- The upgraded gun is lighter than the stock gun.
Historical Accuracy Errata
The vehicle's in-game description is false. No historical records of this SPG exists since all Tiger (P)s were converted into the Ferdinand tank destroyer.
Sources and External Links
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