Tank Destroyer vs. King Tiger
Two photographs of Tiger IIs destroyed by the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion from “The Employment of Four Tank Destroyer Battalions in the ETO,” The Armored School, Fort Knox, Kentucky, May 1950.
Tank knocked out by 823rd TD Battalion (equipped with 3-inch towed guns) shows ineffectiveness of hits on front glacis plate of Tiger II. At a range of 500 yards, frontal hits merely gouged out armor and ricocheted off. A track hit only partially severed the track, which did break completely as the tank attempted to back up.
Two rounds in same hole on side of tank knocked out by 1st Platoon, Company A, 823rd TD Battalion.
At least one of these Tiger II is from schwere Panzer Abteilung 506 (sPzAbt. 506) and was lost near Freialdenhoven, Germany.