La Gleize Destination Guide (Walloon Region, Belgium.
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Apr 19, 2017 - German King Tiger 213 Tank. La Gleize, Stoumont, Belgium.
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.
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.
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.
The King Tiger 213 has since been restored and displayed at the main square in La Gieze. At the site of the King Tiger 213 was the building that previously housed Peiper’s Waffen SS Aid Station. This building has been converted into the December 44 Museum which offers an incredible journey into World War II history and the failure of the German offensive in the Ardennes during December 1944.