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Tiger II-2

A fully upgraded Tiger II tank in the French theatre of war.

Tiger II-1
Type 1-1

Tiger II (above) compared with the Type 1 (below). Notice the size difference in the two tanks.

The Tiger II is name of a German heavy tank of WWII. Its official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B. It is also known by the informal name Königstiger (or German name for "Bengal tiger"), often mistranslated as Royal Tiger or King Tiger. It was built toward the end of WWII, and only 492 units were built. Production ran from 1944 to the end of the war. It boasted a thick (100 to 180 mm) sloped armor and a 88 mm long barreled KwK 43 L/71 gun. It is one of the most powerful tanks in Battle Supremacy.

PerformanceEdit

The Tiger is one of the most durable tanks in game, boasting 80 points of armor and 170 points of health. Once upgraded it has 110 armor and a top-of-the-line 207 health. A penetrated shell from a M4 Sherman can only do about 15 to 17 percent damage.

Its gun is very powerful (75 points once fully upgraded), with the capability of killing light tanks such as the M18 Hellcat and the Type1 Chi-He with only one shot in close range once fully upgraded.  The base model can destroy medium tanks such as the Sherman and the Panzer in 2 shots. However, the Tiger II's reload speed is painstakingly slow, having a rating of only 16 for reload, or about 14 seconds. Upgrading the gun can further increase it to 35, or a decent 7 seconds per shot.

Its main weaknesses are its slow speed at 21 mph (27 once upgraded), low maneuverability, and a relatively big profile, making the Tiger II an attractive target in open areas.
Upgrade

The Tiger II tank in successive stages of armor upgrades.

TacticsEdit

Since it has a very thick sloped armor, only the most powerful guns can penetrate it. It is advisable to find cover when reloading. Isolated targets can be easily destroyed by charging and firing at close range. Ramming other tanks are also ideal, although sometimes it should only be attempted against light tanks and while your health is above 50%. Ramming better protected tanks may result in 30% to 40% damage to your Tiger II. It is highly useful in King of the Hill; its heavy armor and powerful gun can repel enemy movement and provide cover for more fragile tanks that arrive at the hill first.

Charging Tiger II

A 70 tonnes monster rushing toward you is not a pretty sight.