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National Armor & Cavalry Museum Fort Benning, Georgia
Hello friends of PzG:
As many of you know this past December 2017 my wife and I flew down from freezing sub-zero South Dakota to temperate Ft Benning GA to see my youngest son
graduate from US Army basic training. That was one of the proudest moments of my life. Ft Benning is carved out of deep woods and the trees still had green leaves so visibility is very limited as you drive through the Fort on
its winding roads. As we were driving along an object so incredible that I could hardly believe it caught my eyes through a small break in the trees. I slammed on the brakes turned my head and was rewarded with a most wonderful sight. There it was a panzer VI Jagtiger my excitement grew by the seconds as I scanned the scene I could make out the rears of many more panzers! I shouted excitedly to my son "Do you see it a Jagtiger?" then I blurted out "We have to get over there!" Five minutes later I drove into the tank restoration compound taking in Soviet, American and German panzers lined up many under a protective roof. My wife told me she never saw me so excited. I headed straight to the Jagtiger. Then I thought was it the same Jagtiger I had seen at the Aberdeen proving grounds several decades ago? I looked at the front and it was! There were the same hit marks where American shells had scooped out chunks of Krupp steel but failed to enetrate the super thick hide of the most powerful armored vehicle of WWII. I climbed the ladder and was able to see inside through the open hatches parts of the interior coated with rust and peeling paint but in the process of restoration. What an unexpected incredible development, just touching the cold steel took me back in history to late 1944 when these monsters began coming off the assembly line in a final moment of glory for the panzertruppe! This was just the first of dozens of breathtaking sights we would experience!
Michael Kelly president of PzG Inc
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Panzer VI Jagtiger
Jagdtiger ("Hunting Tiger") is the common name of a German heavy tank destroyer of World War II. The official German designation was Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B as it was based on a lengthened Tiger II chassis. Although 150 were ordered, only between 70 and 88 were produced.
Survivor - Jagdtiger serial number 305020
Today, only three Jagdtigers survive in museums. This one was viewed by PzG President Michael Kelly on December 15, 2016 at National Armor & Cavalry Museum in Fort Benning, Georgia. It was produced in October, 1944 and was attached to the s.Pz.Jg.Abt 653 and had the vehicle number 331. The vehicle was captured near Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany in March 1945. Damage is still visible on the gun mantlet, glacis plate, and lower nose armor. This vehicle used the late version nine-tooth sprocket ring for use with the 'contact shoe' and 'connector link' style continuous track it shared with the Tiger II.
Ft Benning Jagdtiger part 2
The giant Huntingtiger weighed in at 72 tons, its frontal armor was an incredible 250mm or 9.8 inches! Nothing could penetrate it while its 128mm cannon would destroy any allied tank it hit. (During the battle of Berlin German flak towers equipped with 128mm AA guns rained down devastation on Soviet T-34s. When hit the T-34s were reported to literally disintegrate!) This Huntingtiger was hit several times without penetration as the photos clearly demonstrate. Unfortunately there was insufficient time to properly develop the entire Tiger series and they suffered from mechanical breakdowns and being underpowered. However on the battlefield their presence caused huge problems for allied commanders disproportional to their tiny numbers.
The fact that Germany could produce such deadly and sophisticated weapons near the end of the war is testament to German industry and ingenuity.
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Monday, April 3, 2017