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Tanks of the 5th SS division “Viking” (SS-Panzergrenadier-Division “Wiking”) load 88 mm armor-piercing-tracer rounds 8,8 Panzergranate Patr.39 Kw.K.36 fES in the Pz.Kpfw.VI “Tiger” during the battle of Kursk.

Tanks of the 5th SS division “Viking” (SS-Panzergrenadier-Division “Wiking”) load 88 mm armor-piercing-tracer rounds 8,8 Panzergranate Patr.39 Kw.K.36 fES in the Pz.Kpfw.VI “Tiger” during the battle of Kursk.

German Panzer Ace Waffen SS Captain Michale Wittman single handedly destroyed a British Battalion at Villers Bocage in his Tiger Tank - later killed by British and Canadian tanks, he was a daring tank commander

German Panzer Ace Waffen SS Captain Michale Wittman single handedly destroyed a British Battalion at Villers Bocage in his Tiger Tank - later killed by British and Canadian tanks, he was a daring tank commander

s.Pz.Abt. 503, The commander of Tiger 313 speaks with members of III./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. "Eicke" before a counter attack on 13 Aug 1943 near Chrustschtschewo-Nikitowka, Soviet Union.

s.Pz.Abt. 503, The commander of Tiger 313 speaks with members of III./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. "Eicke" before a counter attack on 13 Aug 1943 near Chrustschtschewo-Nikitowka, Soviet Union.

The master of the fast shock attacks. The dynamic and charismatic Meyer inspired his men by his mere  presence.

The master of the fast shock attacks. The dynamic and charismatic Meyer inspired his men by his mere presence.

Segunda guerra mundial a color

Segunda guerra mundial a color

German tank ace Michael Wittmann inspects a map with his fellow commanders, Normandy, 1944

A Tiger 1 in full white camo paint pauses for a photo op while it heads a column of vehicles and giving a good number of soldiers a lift.

A Tiger 1 in full white camo paint pauses for a photo op while it heads a column of vehicles and giving a good number of soldiers a lift.

✠ Michael Wittmann (22 April 1914 – 8 August 1944) killed in action near the town of Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil. RK 14.01.1944 SS-Untersturmführer Zugführer i. d. 13.(s.)/SS-Pz.Rgt 1 “LSSAH” + [380. EL] 30.01.1944 SS-Untersturmführer Zugführer i. d. 13.(s.)/SS-Pz.Rgt 1 “LSSAH” + [71. Sw] 22.06.1944 SS-Obersturmführer Chef 2./s.SS-Pz.Abt 501

La épica batalla entre un solitario tanque nazi y un ejército aliado

✠ Michael Wittmann (22 April 1914 – 8 August 1944) killed in action near the town of Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil. RK 14.01.1944 SS-Untersturmführer Zugführer i. d. 13.(s.)/SS-Pz.Rgt 1 “LSSAH” + [380. EL] 30.01.1944 SS-Untersturmführer Zugführer i. d. 13.(s.)/SS-Pz.Rgt 1 “LSSAH” + [71. Sw] 22.06.1944 SS-Obersturmführer Chef 2./s.SS-Pz.Abt 501

A Waffen SS soldier pauses for a photograph, notice the Sherman tank burning in the distance.

A Waffen SS soldier pauses for a photograph, notice the Sherman tank burning in the distance.

Tiger 007 is manned by tank ace Michael Wittmann and his battle tested crew, who would at the end perish during the defense of France in Normandy 1944.

Tiger 007 is manned by tank ace Michael Wittmann and his battle tested crew, who would at the end perish during the defense of France in Normandy 1944.

Kurt "Panzer" Meyer Known for his bold and aggressive leadership, one of the most highly decorated German soldiers of ww2. Successively commanding a motorcycle company, a reconnaissance battalion, a grenadier regiment, and the Hitler Youth Panzer Division, Meyer saw intense combat across Europe: the  Poland, the fall of France,Balkans and Greece, the bitter fighting on the Eastern Front and Normandy, where he fell into allied hands

Kurt "Panzer" Meyer Known for his bold and aggressive leadership, one of the most highly decorated German soldiers of ww2. Successively commanding a motorcycle company, a reconnaissance battalion, a grenadier regiment, and the Hitler Youth Panzer Division, Meyer saw intense combat across Europe: the Poland, the fall of France,Balkans and Greece, the bitter fighting on the Eastern Front and Normandy, where he fell into allied hands

German SS officers inspecting a Tiger I heavy tank, 1943 (Photographer	Wiesebach, German Federal Archive)

[Photo] German SS officers inspecting a Tiger I heavy tank, 1943

German SS officers inspecting a Tiger I heavy tank, 1943 (Photographer Wiesebach, German Federal Archive)