Tiger I late model with long hinge loader's hatch

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Tiger I late model with long hinge loader's hatch

Post by dsbc » 11 Feb 2020 21:10

Hi,
I'm looking for photos of Tiger I late model with older (long hinge) loader's hatch.
I saw reference to an interim version of the late model turret ... which had only 25 mm roof armor, the older loader's hatch, no pistol port, and no close-in defense weapon installed. From photos I've seen so far ... has: late model with steel road wheels, late model cupola, and older loader's hatch. But haven't seen details showing if these also have 25 mm roof armor, no pistol port, and no close-in defense weapon.

here is a link to a photo of 214 Tiger I in Hungary:
http://www.ww2incolor.com/hungary/7+Tar ... +1944.html

Tiger 114 Hungary ... scroll down the page
https://www.coh2.org/topic/14559/ww2-daily-pic/page/127

Tiger 232 Normandy ... hot sure if has steel roadwheels
https://www.worldwarphotos.info/wp-cont ... 1944_6.jpg

Is there another photo of Tiger 232, other than the one linked above?

Thanks
David

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Re: Tiger I late model with long hinge loader's hatch

Post by dsbc » 12 Feb 2020 22:54

Looking at more photos online ... it appears Tiger 222 of 101 during Normandy, also had the older style loader hatch. It has steel road wheels of late model.
And this Tiger 223 ... linked here. Zoomed in, it looks like older style loader hatch and steel road wheels.
https://www.militaryimages.net/media/007.111824/

I wonder if these Tigers also got turret roof armor upgrade, or not?

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Re: Tiger I late model with long hinge loader's hatch

Post by Michael Kenny » 12 Feb 2020 23:53

223 is a renumbered turret swap.

Tigwer 223 returret.jpg
SS101 2.Kp. Tiger 223 Plaine de Caen -.jpg
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Re: Tiger I late model with long hinge loader's hatch

Post by dsbc » 13 Feb 2020 00:57

Michael Kenny wrote:
12 Feb 2020 23:53
223 is a renumbered turret swap.
Thanks Michael

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Re: Tiger I late model with long hinge loader's hatch

Post by Michael Kenny » 13 Feb 2020 07:40

dsbc wrote:
11 Feb 2020 21:10


Tiger 232 Normandy ... hot sure if has steel roadwheels
https://www.worldwarphotos.info/wp-cont ... 1944_6.jpg

Is there another photo of Tiger 232, other than the one linked above?
SS101 2.Kp. Tiger 232 in April-May 1944 #2a.jpg
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Re: Tiger I late model with long hinge loader's hatch

Post by dsbc » 13 Feb 2020 19:28

Thanks Michael.

Your previous post about 223 helped me find some other forum discussions ... thanks again.

Some interesting production variations on some of these Tigers, which I'm interested in. Steel road wheeled Tigers with different turret configurations.

I'm trying to find out for sure if one of these Tigers had the older 25 mm turret top armor, along with the early version (long hinge, center handle) loader's hatch.
And if one of more did exist ... what unit number/s?

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