Friday 21 May 2021

Warspot Article: All the King's Horses

The Pz.Kpfw.Tiger Ausf.B or King Tiger was the heaviest mass produced tank of WWII. The British had almost no warning before encountering this formidable machine on the battlefield, but it wasn't too long before captured vehicles were inspected and the threat was properly assessed. Find out what the British discovered in my latest article on


  1. Looks like the GBTU was not inclined to share too much information, as the article on new German tanks published in the January 1945 issue of the Intelligence Bulletin magazine had very few new details about the tank. According to the article, the King Tiger tank has been fighting on the Eastern Front since the winter of 1943-44.

    That can't be right, if the first usage of the King Tiger was at Sandomierz in August 1944.

    1. It isn't, wartime intelligence is often full of mistakes.