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[Client Values; Actual values in
|500500 HP Hit Points|
|59.43/6059.13/64 t Weight Limit|
- Radio Operator
|650700 hp Engine Power|
|45/10 km/h Speed Limit|
|1416 deg/s Traverse|
|10.9411.84 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio|
|30/16/16 mm Hull Armor|
|850/850/1100/1100/ HP Damage|
|44/44/53/53/ mm Penetration|
|r/m 1.94 r/m 1.43 Rate of Fire|
▼1573 Damage Per Minute
With 50% Crew: 0.805 m
With 50% Crew: 0.954 m
|s 4.8 s 5.2 Aim time|
|1212 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed|
|10° Gun Arc|
|-2°/+48°-2°/+48° Elevation Arc|
|2115 rounds Ammo Capacity|
|2020 % Chance of Fire|
|m 295 m 295 View Range|
|m 310 m 710 Signal Range|
- Stationary: 5.1%
- When Moving: 2.9%
- When Firing: 0.5%
- On Hard Ground: 1.25
- On Medium Ground: 1.44
- On Soft Ground: 2.4
Dispersion Change Values
- Turret Contribution
- Rotation: 0.54
- Shot Recoil: 5.75
- Suspension Contribution
- Acceleration: 0.33
- Turning: 0.33
With 100% Crew
Development of an SPG on the chassis of the Pz.Kpfw. VIB Tiger II started in 1942. The project called for designing a common self-propelled gun carriage for the 17 cm Kanone 72 gun and 21 cm Mörser 18/1 howitzer. The concept of the SPG allowed the use of artillery systems from both the carriage and the ground. Work on building an experimental prototype began in 1945.
With its largest gun, this massive artillery hits for roughly 1,100 damage, but fires at only 1.49 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 45 km/h.
The G.W. Tiger leads to the G.W. E 100.
Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables
|Rate of fire
|VIII||17 cm Kanone 72||44/44||850/850||1.94||0.65||4.8||6750||140000|
|IX||21 cm Mörser 18/1||53/53||1100/1100||1.43||0.77||5.2||5900||245000|
|Chance of Fire on Impact
|VII||Maybach HL 210 TRM P45||650||20||850||35500|
|VIII||Maybach HL 230 TRM P45||700||20||1300||54000|
|IX||G.W. Tiger verstärkteketten||64||16||0||25000||60800|
Pros and Cons
- Same 210mm top gun as its predecessor, but with improved overall stats
- Large splash radius for HE shells
- Decent vertical shell arc on upgraded gun
- Long reload
- Narrow gun traverse arc
- Low accuracy
- Mobility is better than its predecessor, though being better than the worst is no praise
- Its large size makes it difficult to hide, due to a very large silhouette and terrible camo
The GW Tiger has the most powerful gun of any tier 9 artillery, but also the worst mobility of them. It can hit anything hard, but has difficulty relocating around the map to get different angles. It has a decent vertical shell arc, but its narrow horizontal gun traverse forces you to traverse the chassis to switch targets often, resetting your aim. It's lack of gun depression along with its low mobility and narrow gun arc hinders its ability in TD mode, limiting it to ambush situations. It is generally considered inferior to the M53/55, which has higher mobility and better horizontal gun arc for only slightly less splash and alpha.
- You should immediately mount the top gun, which is lighter than the stock gun and should be researched from the G.W. Tiger P.
- Research the suspension next, then get the upgraded engine.
- then research the radio.
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.
Sources and External Links
|USA||IIT1 HMC • IIIT18 HMC • IIIM7 Priest • IVT82 HMC • IVM37 • VM41 HMC • VIM44 • VIIM12 • VIIIM40/M43 • IXM53/M55 • XT92 HMC|
|UK||IILoyd Gun Carriage • IIISexton II • IIISexton I • IVBirch Gun • VBishop • VIFV304 • VIICrusader 5.5-in. SP • VIIIFV207 • IXFV3805 • XConqueror Gun Carriage|
|Germany||IIG.Pz. Mk. VI (e) • IIISturmpanzer I Bison • IIIWespe • IVPz.Sfl. IVb • IVSturmpanzer II • VGrille • VIHummel • VIIG.W. Panther • VIIIG.W. Tiger (P) • IXG.W. Tiger • XG.W. E 100|
|France||IIRenault FT 75 BS • IIILorraine 39L AM • IVAMX 105 AM mle. 47 • VAMX 13 105 AM mle. 50 • V105 leFH18B2 • VIAMX 13 F3 AM • VIILorraine 155 mle. 50 • VIIILorraine 155 mle. 51 • IXBat.-Châtillon 155 55 • XBat.-Châtillon 155 58|
|USSR||IISU-18 • IIISU-26 • IVSU-5 • VSU-122A • VISU-8 • VIIS-51 • VIISU-14-1 • VIIISU-14-2 • IX212A • XObject 261|