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Not to be confused with the AS-665 Tiger.

Tiger I

The Tiger I in reality.

The Tiger I (German: Panzerkampfwagen VI; English: Armored Fighting Vehicle VI - nicknamed Tiger) was a German heavy tank designed by Henschel & Sohn in 1942. The Tiger I was designed to match the Soviet tanks encountered in early stages of the Eastern Front. They were complicated and difficult to produce, hence only a bit over 1300 were built and put into service, making their involvement limited. Despite its effectiveness, the Tiger's cost and difficultyI to maintain proved to be major flaws.

Battlefield 1942[]

The Tiger is the standard heavy tank featured in Battlefield 1942 for the Wehrmacht and Afrika Korps. It is the equivalent of the Allied M10 and T-34. It has a main cannon with 30 rounds and a co-axial machine gun with 400 rounds. Being a heavy tank, it sports considerably more firepower and armor than medium tanks, the shells it fires dealing more damage and having a larger damage radius, and can itself withstand a great amount of enemy fire. It will, however, still succumb instantly when stepping on an Engineer's landmine, and can still be easily destroyed by explosive packs.

Like the other heavy tanks, rounds fired by its gun travel in a noticeable arc, slightly hampering its effectiveness at long ranges. Another disadvantage is its lack of a top-mounted machinegun, meaning it is more vulnerable to aerial attacks and infantry attacking from the rear.


Battlefield V[]

"The Tiger I heavy tank was arguably the most famous tank of World War II. The Germans introduced it in 1942. It was expensive to maintain but outstanding in combat."

— In-game description

The Tiger I is a vehicle featured in Battlefield V, and was first seen in the Battlefield 5 Official Reveal Trailer. A variant of the Tiger I, the Sturmtiger also appears in game as a Squad Reinforcement that may be called in by Squad Leaders.


The Tiger I appears in the 1940 and 1941 sections of the prologue My Country Calling - during the latter, Tiger 237, nicknamed "Stefan", is controlled by player character Peter Müller. An enemy Tiger appears at the end of the war story Tirailleur during a scripted sequence. The Tiger I features most prominently in the singleplayer war story The Last Tiger, where it is again commanded by Müller.


The Tiger I is the heavy tank of the German faction, counterpart to the British Churchill Mk VII. It is unlocked at rank 10.

The driver has access to a 88mm Kwk 36 main gun and a coaxial MG 34, while there are two more passenger slots for a hull machine gunner and a top gunner. The Tiger is the one of the slowest vehicles in the game, trading mobility for firepower and armor protection. While this makes the vehicle a large target that is slow to escape danger, its high velocity main gun allows it to engage enemy armor and infantry at long range.

The two sides to the Tiger's specialization tree both offer offensive and defensive upgrades. The left side contains the Zimmerit, Field Repair, Pineapple Wrench and unique high yield HEAT-T ammunition, while on the right the path consists of Smoke Launcher, Increased Ammo Capacity, Reinforced Turret Ring, and APCR Rounds. The middle alternatives include Improved Transverse Rotation and S-Mine Launchers.

Between HEAT-T and APCR ammunition, the former provides higher damage against vehicles and can ideally destroy an M4 Sherman with two rounds, but the ballistic performance is poor (shell drop is high). Although the damage of APCR rounds is not as good as the HEAT-T, it is still higher than regular HE shells and has better ballistic performance.

HEAT-T ammunition has a reduced blast radius compared to regular HE shells, while APCR has none at all.


Battlefield 2042[]

"The ferocious German heavy tank that struck fear in the hearts of Allied soldiers. Armed with both a 88mm cannon and coaxial MG 34 machine gun, its firepower was formidable, but showed weakness in its rear armor."

— In-game description

The Tiger I is a vehicle featured in Battlefield 2042, available exclusively in the Battlefield 1942 part of Battlefield Portal. It functions as the Axis's Heavy Armor.

As stated in the description, for example, when Tiger I is attacked by a Panzerschreck from the rear, a single shot can cause approximately 68 damage and engine breakdown, reducing movement speed.


Battlefield V[]

  • Curiously, In the Official "The Company" trailer, a Tiger l hull can be seen mounted with a turret from a Panther tank. This may be a cut content representing of Tiger I Ausf.H2.

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