A Panzer VI “Tiger” of 505 ° Scwere Panzer Abteilung (Heavy Tank Battalion), note the barbed wire put the sides of the tank to prevent the enemy infantry go up on the tank and throw hands grenade in the turret hatch of or in the engine compartment.
Unternehmen “Zitadelle” (Operation “Citadel”), Russia, July 1943.
SS-Panzer-Division “Totenkopf"advance during Operation Citadel, under the command of SS-Obergruppenführer Paul Hausser, in an attempt to breach the Soviet third line. The Totenkopf broke the back of the Soviet defence and were able to make an enormous gain; Theodor Eicke of the SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Totenkopf led the advance on the western flank battling through the 52nd Guards Rifle Division pakfronts, while SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Leibstandarte SS was forming the spearhead.
Befehlspanzerkampfwagen IV (L/43) Ausf. G (Sd.Kfz. 161/1) Nr. R03
The powerful elements of II. SS-Panzer-Korps at the dawn of Operation “Zitadelle” in which forms the southern pincer.To the left a Tiger. To the right and behind the Panzer IV lang, Panzer III Ausf. L oder M.