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The Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I was a major departure in Nazi German tank design.

Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I

Tiger 1...Early production

Early production Tiger I of schwere Heeres Panzer Abteilung tank number 201 Company HQ, vehicle), 1943

Panzer factory continues producing tanks in 1944. Here, the turret is lowered on the chassis, with two mechanics, one of them in a fedora hat, fine tuning the installation apparently moving this super heavy slab of steel by hand. Despite massive damage because of Allied bombing, German heavy industry, under the prodding of Albert Speer, continued to produce heavy weapons until the very last days of the war.

[Photo] Tiger I heavy tanks being built in a factory in Germany, 1944, photo 01 of 16

A Tiger 1 with it's narrow Verladeketten installed to allow for transport by rail

Tank Tiger with narrow conveyor belts on a freight wagon. Note the sejmutých casters wheels which are piled up behind the tank.