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Article about: Panzerbefelswagon VI (P) One of a kind if I read correctly. It was a command tank on the Eastern Front. Different to me. I've never seen one before.

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    Panzerbefelswagon VI (P) One of a kind if I read correctly. It was a command tank on the Eastern Front. Different to me. I've never seen one before.
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    This is a picture of the Porsche prototype Tiger 1 VK4501(P). Henschel produced all of the production Tigers VK4501 (H). The turret is pointing to the rear in your picture.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Still a different looking bugger.

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    At the age of 18 I worked at Henschel, but that was to assembly the M113 for the Belgian army, it wasn't a Tiger, but still quiet an experience.
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Here`s a picture of it with the turret pointing ahead.
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Cool pic! Thanks for posting!

    ROb

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    Well, again,strange bird.

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    By July 1942, both Tiger (P) and Tiger (H) were being tested at the firing grounds at Berka, Germany. The Tiger (H) proved superior and was approved for mass production. The production for Tiger (P) was discontinued. Of the original 100 Tiger (P) ordered, only 10 had been assembled by October 1942 (chassis Nr 150001 through 150010). The remaining 90 turrets were converted for mounting with Tiger (H). 90 hulls were converted to the Ferdinand Panzer-Jager (tank destroyer), named after its designer Dr. Ferdinand Porsche. This Panzer-Jager was later renamed to Elephant. Of the 10 assembled Tiger (P), three were converted to Bergefahrzeuge (recovery vehicles), another three were converted to Raumpanzer Tiger (debris clearance vehicle) and the last four were retained for further testing (Nr 150004, 150005, 150013 and 150014). Only one (Nr 150013) saw action as a command tank on the Eastern front.

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    You can totally see the resemblance to the T34...

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