The Tiger II has passable armor for a tier 8 heavy tank since almost the bulk of its armor is concentrated on the upper glacis and turret front. Other areas suffer from the armor being concentrated in two main locations as the other areas are relatively weak for a tier 8 heavy tank, especially on the sides and rear. Fortunately for the Tiger II it has decent gun depression allowing it to hide its lower glacis and making it difficult for many tier 8 and under tanks that it faces to penetrate it reliably. This guide for World of Tanks Tiger II weak spots breaks down the Tiger II into many armor zones with different thicknesses and angles associated with them. The index at the bottom of each picture describes a few abbreviations used and also the format in which the armor details are described in. Effective Armor EA refers to the overall effectiveness of the armor without normalization.
Changed the durability from 1, HP to 1, HP. Changed the research cost of the BL-9S gun from 44, to 24, Changed the research cost of the next vehicle in the branch—Object —from , to , Added the mm D-4S gun. Changed the research cost of the next vehicle in the branch Object from , to ,
Ingame description A late modification to the Pz.
These new prototypes were the start of the usage of the Schachtellaufwerk wheel arrangements, but these also never passed prototype stages and were both cancelled in During the development of the prototypes above, the German invasion of France showed that the Allied tanks such as the Somua, Char B1, and Matilda II were impervious to their current anti-tank weaponry and a need for better armoured and armed tanks were emphasized.
So on May 26, , Henschel and Porsche were asked to submit designs for a 45 ton heavy tank that was to be ready for demonstration by June During their development in June , Germany initiated Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union and was shocked by appearance of the T and KV-1 tanks that were invulnerable to all but the most potent anti-tank weapon in German inventory, one of which was the 88 mm FlaK cannon.
The potency of the 88 mm cannon against the heavily armoured tanks that the Germans faced had Hitler ordered that the heavy tank design undertaken by Henschel and Porsche to utilize the 88 mm as its main armament instead of a 75 mm cannon. The designs of the tank was finalized and ready for demonstration on April 20, , Hitler's birthday, and showed the VK The demonstration and subsequent evaluations on the two designs determined that the Henschel variant was superior to the Porsche variant, proving more reliable, more mobile, and more easily produced than the Porsche.
The Soviets solution was to upgun their T s with an 85 mm gun to make the T , and the Western Allies with the 76 mm and pounders on the M4 Sherman and Firefly respectively..
Removed the HE Type 14 shell.
Changed the gun depression angle of the mm SA47 gun from -6 degrees to -9 degrees.
Changed the cost of purchase from 6, , Credits to 5 gold.
Additional Equipment will be demounted and sent to the Depot.
Combat usage In its introduction, Hitler ordered the new Tigers to be used in the Leningrad siege in September
Added the SCR F radio.