During the Battle of the Bulge sSS PzAbt 501, to which this King Tiger belonged, formed the armour constituent of the battlegroup known as Kampfgruppe Peiper. Kampfgruppe Peiper was the spearhead of 1 SS Panzer Division which, with 12 SS PzDiv, made up 1 SS Panzer Korps. By the end of December 1944 this battlegroup was surrounded without fuel around the town of La Gleize. When it withdrew it.
King Tiger at La Gleize, Belgium. King Tiger located at the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, US. Tiger II with the production turret, at the Deutsches Panzermuseum, Germany. Bovington Tank Museum, Dorset, UK. Tiger II with early production turret is on display. This vehicle was the second soft steel prototype made and did not see active service. This Tiger II's engine was removed for use.
The German Tiger II tank 213 at La Gleize, Belgium before its restoration. Note the anti-tank damage. Note the anti-tank damage. German heavy tank Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf.
His Tiger II tank is now held at the December 1944 Museum in La Gleize, Belgium. It has been cosmetically restored and is displayed at the entrance to the museum. About one-third of the gun barrel is restored with a Panther gun, and it still contains its original gearbox and engine. King Tiger at La Gleize, Belgium.Photo: LesMeloures CC BY-SA 3.0.
The King Tiger was the most powerful tank fielded in WW2, made by the Germans as a means of turning the tide against the Russians. While invincible, it was made in too few numbers to make a difference. Only 492 made it to the field starting in Sept 1944. Many were lost due to lack of fuel or when untrained crews damaged the sensitive transmission. It was too heavy to be recovered. However, on.
Dec 20, 2013 - Tiger II 213 at La Gleize before its restoration.
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That particular vehicle (Tiger 213, which had been under the command of SS-Obersturmfuhrer Dollinger) is on public display in La Gleize. On 25th December 1944, US forces captured Tiger II number 332 which had been abandoned on the road between Trois Points and La Gleize on 18th December with mechanical damage. That vehicle was later recovered to the USA for testing.
The Americans dueled the Tiger II (turret number 213) with their M4 Shermans and M10 Tank Destroyers during the siege of La Gleize and managed to shoot the gun barrel in half with a fluke. When the Americans came to clean up all wreckage from the battlefield in 1945, Ms. Jenny Geenen-Dewez exchanged the tank for a bottle of cognac in July 1945.
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Today I paid a visit to the December 44 Museum in La Gleize in the Belgian Ardennes. On December the 24th Joachim Peiper decided to abandon 135 vehicles, including 6 King Tigers, and escape through the US lines with 800 men. He was completely surrounded and this was the only way to make it out alive.
December 44 Historical Museum: Great WW2 museum!!! - See 221 traveller reviews, 268 candid photos, and great deals for La Gleize, Belgium, at Tripadvisor.Apr 19, 2017 - German King Tiger 213 Tank. La Gleize, Stoumont, Belgium.This King Tiger was manufactured in July 1944. It has the chassis number 280101 and the turret number 280110. It originally belonged to sSS PzAbt 501 (previously sSS PzAbt 101) of the 1 SS PzKorps, as did the King Tigers at Shrivenham and La Gleize, and carried the turret number “121”. It ran out of petrol at La Capelle while withdrawing.