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Wednesday 15 January 2003

The allied tanks out numbered the german tanks in Normandy but the Tiger outclassed the allied tanks in armour and fire power.

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The Tiger weighed around 70 tons next to "only" 30tons for a sherman. It’s weight gave it the dissadvantage of a limited travelling range.

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The Mark II was designed by Ferdinand Porche (Volkswagon and Porsche sports cars) It weighed 60 tons and had a forward armour plating of 10cm and lateral plating of 8cm (4in & 3 1/4in)? It was powered by a 700hp Maybach engine and had an Krupps 88mm anti tank gun which could fire 20 rounds a minute with a well trained crew.

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