King Tiger was the heaviest production tank of World War 2. With its
powerful long barreled 88mm gun it was capable of destroying a Sherman
tank from a 3,500 m distance. The King Tigers were issued to the army in
February, 1944, and were first used in combat already in May, in
battles near Minsk. Two companies equipped with these formidable
machines participated in the Battle of Normandy, during the D-Day. The
King Tiger operated by the experienced crew was the most dangerous enemy
for any tank.