The Tiger II was also used in significant numbers, distributed into four heavy panzer battalions, during the Ardennes Offensive also known as the Battle of the Bulge of December However, there is confusion in the unit history over whether the vehicle was a Tiger I or Tiger II and German unit histories  indicate that there were no German heavy tanks lost or even present within 20 miles of St Vith at the time of the alleged incident.
Given that the Panzer IV and Panther tanks were often mistakenly reported by allied soldiers as "Tigers" due to their similar appearances to the Tiger I and II respectively it is possible that this was a case of mistaken identity. SS Pz. The heavy armour and powerful long-range gun gave the Tiger II an advantage against all opposing Western Allied and Soviet tanks attempting to engage it from head on.
However, Soviet testing contradicted this as they found that the frontal glacis could be destroyed by firing shots at the weld joints from the ranges of m  which were found to be inferior in quality to that of previous German designs like the Tiger I or Panther. As a result of its thick frontal armour, flanking manoeuvres were most often used against the Tiger II to attempt a shot at the thinner side and rear armour, giving a tactical advantage to the Tiger II in most engagements.
During August , two Tiger Ausf B tanks were captured by the Soviets near Sandomierz , and were soon moved to the testing grounds at Kubinka. During the transfer, the two tanks suffered from various mechanical breakdowns; the cooling system was insufficient for the excessively hot weather, where the engine tended to overheat and cause a consequential failure of the gearbox.
The right suspension of one of the tanks had to be completely replaced, and its full functionality could not be re-established. The 8. It proved capable of passing completely through its "colleague", a Tiger Ausf B's turret at a range of m. The welding was, despite careful workmanship, significantly worse than on similar designs. As a result, even when shells did not penetrate the armour, there was often a large amount of spalling from the inside of the plates, which damaged the transmission and rendered the tank inoperable.
Further testing showed that the armour plate itself exhibited deficiencies in quality compared to earlier German tanks such as the Tiger I and Panther. Lab testing found that the armour plates lacked molybdenum ascribed to a loss of supply, being replaced by vanadium , resulting in low malleability.
The firing test against the Tiger B turret front, however, was conducted after removal of the gun and mantlet, and resulted in penetrations close to armour openings, such as vision slits and gun location.
It has the production turret and is accessible to the public. It was believed to have been abandoned by its crew on 23 August , due to engine problems, at Brueil-en-Vexin , near Mantes-la-Jolie. It was salvaged by the French Army in September and then stored in a factory in Satory before being transferred to the museum in Believed to have carried turret number , Colonel Michel Aubry, the founder of the museum, decided to put on the turret in honour of the Tiger II that destroyed his Sherman tank at the end of the war.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Kingtiger. Type of Heavy tank. See also: 8. I am not a fan of the Blue Nile , in fact I would go as far as to to say I positively dislike them. Chances are, if I had noticed that the Tippi cd single I picked up was a cover of one of their records I may not have bothered.
This is probably the closest they will get to featuring on CCM. Her own song Reminisce is pretty good however. Plus it was only a pound My single is signed - "David, best wishes Tippi" - so that's my brother's Christmas present sorted! Tippi - Reminisce Tippi - Tinseltown in the Rain. Some classic early 60's Country. Next up is Ferlin Husky - you don't get names like Claude and Ferlin these days- more's the pity.
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The humble sincerity and beauty of the singing will likely have you reconsidering your idea of gospel music. Some may recall that Johnny Cash was one of his best friends and some may remember that his widow was also the widow of Hank Williams Sr.
Those great Columbia Recordings are all here, but Johnny was an active recording artist from forward, recording with Abbott Records and Mercury Records, as well as some smaller labels. The Abbott Recordings were pretty pedestrian but Johnny cut some real treasures for Mercury, some of which were regional hits. Those long-lost earlier recordings are here as well, sounding as good as they will ever sound. These recordings encompass Johnny singing straight country , western, rockabilly and historical saga songs.
The set comes with two hardcover books. Read more of this post. He is supported here by son Ralph II on a project intended to recall the best of the music Ralph made with late brother Carter as the Stanley Brothers. Father and son take turns singing lead and harmony. Ralph sings this one simply, with no harmonies behind him. This is a rare link to the deep past of country and bluegrass, beautifully performed with the benefits of modern recording technology to keep the sound clear and pure.
The New York born and LA based sisters, Petra, Tanya and Rachel Haden, daughters of a jazz musician, have been around for years, mainly performing cameos on rock albums.
But taking center stage for the first time, their debut album produced by Ry Cooder, showcases their sibling harmonies on the old-time country and folk material they heard from relatives in their childhood. Their grandparents were among the earliest Opry performers and were friends and rivals of the Carter Family, with their own radio show based on the family farm in Missouri.
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Donna produced the record with acoustic guitarist Bryan Sutton. The band consists of some of the finest bluegrass studio musicians: Sutton, Scott Vestal on banjo, Rob Ickes on dobro, Andy Leftwich on fiddle and mandolin, and either Viktor Krauss on most tracks or Byron House on upright bass.Claude King (born 5 February , Keithville, Louisiana, near the city of Shreveport) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Career At a young age, he was interested in music but his primary interest was athletics. He purchased a guitar at the age of 12 and although he learned to play it, most of his time was devoted to sport.