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Tiger Design & Production, p2

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Naming the Beast
The new Henschel tank was officially named the Panzerkampfwagen VI H (88mm) (SdKfz 182) Ausführung H1.  However the tank’s project design name was Tiger and the name stuck.

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Tiger tanks started rolling out of the factory at a rate of just 25 per month in 1942.  Peak production of 104 Tigers per month was finally reached in April 1944.  In total just 1,347 Tigers were built. 

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