How on earth did our people have the courage to face that thing in a Sherman with a standard gun?
The answer is you tried not to go face - to -face as their 88mm had a longer, very powerful reach but out-manoever and outflank it as a group.......... Initially it was a 3 to 1 ratio to kill a Tiger.........later things improved with introduction of the Sherman Firefly.......https://youtu.be/Ifxmd-uMU5Y
A recent film that has a very believable Tiger Mk1 v Shermans conflict is this}------ youtu.be/5wG0ZDWxHtY
When I was at ABRO Donnington we won the contract to re-grind that Bovington Museum's Tiger crankshaft......
Tigers were essentially an open country machine....Remember in Kelly's Heroes where they caught 2 of them in narrow roadways ??
Weak armour at the very rear..............I think the Panther was probably better all round..
Post by ettingtonliam on Jan 12, 2020 13:03:31 GMT
Sorry, late in the day with this one. According to an old chap I worked with, who had driven Sherman tanks in the DDay invasion, you didn't take on a Tiger face to face, because they were just too well armoured. He said that you hid, waited till it had gone past, then popped out and banged a shot off into the engine access doors at the back, which were just light plate. Either that, or go for the weak spot of all tanks and try and blow a track off.