The Tank that Allies Avoided At All Costs

Military History

At first glance, the Sturmtiger looks like a bloated Tiger 1 tank with an equally comical short barrel mounted on top. However, the self-propelled assault gun was an overwhelming fortification destroyer and a promising solution that would make the German Blitzkrieg even more terrifying. With armor plates as thick as 150 millimeters and shooting shells weighing over 800 pounds, the unstoppable behemoth was impervious to almost every conventional weapon on the battlefield. But its development was actively racing against the might of the Allied offensive throughout every front, and German engineers fought to deploy the motorized gun before it was too late. When it finally reached the battlefront, its capabilities proved astounding, taking three US Sherman tanks out of action and even razing entire building blocks to the ground. The Sturmtiger was ready to leave its mark on history… – As images and footage of actual events are not always available, Dark Docs sometimes utilizes similar historical images and footage for dramatic effect. I do my best to keep it as visually accurate as possible. All content on Dark Docs is researched, produced, and presented in historical context for educational purposes. We are history enthusiasts and are not always experts in some areas, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with corrections, additional information, or new ideas. –

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