Tiger 1 : my latest writings
The 1st periscope holder
The "New turret" of 1943
The Command Tigers of s.Pz.Abt.505
The Tiger's transformers were under the floor.
Base plates for radio transformers were found in all Panzers.
Brackets for S-mine launchers were at the rear hull corners.
Holders for the Mast Antenna were on the side of the Command Tiger.
An explanation of the turret's ball bearings, for the Tiger 1 and other Panzers.
This switch is a standard component, found in the Tiger1 and most other Panzers.
Here's a timely discussion of the one and only Tiger(P2) to see service (an ancestor of the Tiger1).
Every Tiger1 had one or two of these 4cm-wide electrical junctions.
Why is Tiger "101" associated with Kurt Knispel? Apparently we're all mistaken about it...
Here are the cable connections for the radios in a standard Tiger1. This will be useful to model builders.
About the smoke launcher system that was used for a time on the Tiger1.
Every model kit and every drawing of the Tiger 1 has a mistake in the ammunition racks, as far as I can see.
A simple explanation of the breech blocks in most Panzers, including the Tiger 1.
New facts keep coming to light! The first Tiger 1 had five mess tins prominently stored in the fighting room.
Circuitry in the intercom boxes of a Command Tiger 1, or indeed any Befehlspanzer from 1942 onwards.
The intercom circuit diagram for the Command Tiger 1.
For a long time I've been hoping for a Befehlstiger wiring diagram to appear. But this table at the end of D-9023 has the information I wanted. (PDF)
Thanks to those who generously provided photos of the "Kasten 6" in the Command version of the Tiger 1.
The forgotten electrical layout of Tiger "712"'s turret is rediscovered.
The wiring layout in the first "Mid" Tiger turrets.
Here is the wiring layout in a "Late" Tiger turret.
About the wiring in the Early Tiger turret.
Up to 7 versions of the Tiger turret circuit board existed.
The trigger circuits of the Tiger 1 are explained. At last we understand the big circuit board.