Tiger Heavy Tank Symbol

Tiger Heavy Tank

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Vehicle
Tiger Heavy Tank
Tiger Heavy Tank Portrait
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Heavy tank extremely effective against all targets. Strong front and side armor.

Note: This refers to the DAK version. For the with the Wehrmacht version, see here: . While identical to the Wehrmacht version, both units benefit from different available upgrades from their respective faction, as well as having different abilities.

The Tiger Heavy Tank is an elite DAK heavy tank. In multiplayer skirmishes it is only available as a call-in from the Armored Reserves Deployment System (which requires a Panzerarmee Kommand and an additional research upgrade from the Headquarters).

It is the heaviest tank the Axis factions can field in skirmishes, and essentially rivals the Allied equivalent, the Churchill Black Prince Tank.

The Tiger has the largest default health in the game, tied with the Churchill IV and Black Prince tanks. It also has one of the highest armour values in the game, with similar frontal armour to the aforementioned tanks but noticeably worse rear armour. As such, many weapons will struggle to penetrate its frontal armour, although as with all vehicles its flanks are vulnerabilities.

Armed with a powerful main weapon, the Tiger Tank has among the most powerful weapons in the game, effective against all ground targets as it can fight heavy armour while also having great area damage against infantry. It makes an excellent anchor unit for holding an area or to push through the frontline, so long as it has support to help against anti-tank weapons and potential flanks.

Such a combination of durability and powerful main cannon makes it a behemoth of a vehicle, able to withstand lots of punishment while dishing out incredible damage on its own. All of this comes with a massive cost however, it requires a lot of late game research to unlock in the first place, alongside a very expensive resource cost to call in once it is available. Once on the field it has a massive Manpower upkeep too. As expected of a heavy tank, the Tiger is among the slowest vehicles in the game (though it has higher top speed over the Black Prince), and thus care must be taken as it can easily be flanked due to its lack of mobility. This is especially true of its rear, which has such low armour that many anti-vehicle weapons can penetrate it. Its lack of mobility also means it will be difficult to pull out of a bad position should it over-commit its positioning.

The DAK Tiger benefits from various DAK upgrades including the Armory upgrades. This allows it to scale better than the Wehrmacht version. For example, it can actually gain more health via Vehicle Survival Package and Emergency Repair Kits upgrades, allowing it to become the highest health unit in the game.

Armor


heavy tank

CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon210
CoH3 Stats negative Cover Icon80
CoH3 Stats heavy tank Portrait
CoH3 Stats heavy Cover Icon380
CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon210

Veterancy


Veteran Star FullVeteran Star EmptyVeteran Star Empty

2750 XP

Unlocks veteran ability. Increases turret traverse speed, and acceleration.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Empty

8250 XP

Increases rotation rate, rate of fire, and accuracy.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Full

16500 XP

Increases rotation rate, rate of fire, and acceleration.

Veterancy Abilities

  • S-Mine Launchers: Active ability gained upon reaching veterancy level 1. When activated, the unit immediately detonates explosives in a small area all around it, dealing damage and suppressing infantry. This is essentially an emergency defensive option when infantry are getting too close to the Tiger tank and need to be suppressed immediately.

Upgrades


MG 34 Machine Gun icon
MG 34 Machine Gun
Upgrades the unit with a pintle-mounted machine gun.
Munitions Cost

50

  • MG 34 Machine Gun: Upgrades the unit with a top mounted MG, which can rotate to face any direction. Improves anti-infantry performance.

Abilities


Hold Fire Disabled icon
Hold Fire Disabled
Unit will not engage unless given a manual attack order when active.
Stealth Off icon
Stealth Off
Toggle to enable Stealth. Vehicle must be out of combat for at least 6 seconds before it can stealth again.
S-mine Launchers icon
S-mine Launchers
Immediately launches and detonates explosives in an area around the vehicle. Deals high damage to nearby infantry.
Munitions Cost

35

Time Cost

60

Emergency Repair Kits icon
Emergency Repair Kits
The unit will slowly repair damage when out of combat and stationary.
Restores +%1% health per second.
Smoke Canisters icon
Smoke Canisters
Orders the vehicle crew to deploy smoke canisters in front of the vehicle.
Munitions Cost

25

Time Cost

120

Vehicle Awareness icon
Vehicle Awareness
Enables the vehicle to detect enemy vehicles in the fog of war.
Vehicle Capture icon
Vehicle Capture
Increases speed, rotation rate, and allows the vehicle to capture and decapture territory.
+20% speed and +15% rotation rate.
Blitzkrieg icon
Blitzkrieg
Increases vehicle speed, rate of fire, and makes unit harder to hit when active.
Munitions Cost

40

Time Cost

60

Note: Blitzkrieg is a campaign exclusive ability and is not available in skirmishes.

Armory Upgrades/Abilities

  • Emergency Repair Kits: Passive ability. The unit will repair itself when stationary and out of combat. Requires the Emergency Repair Kits upgrade from the Armory.

  • Smoke Canisters: Active ability. Drops smoke directly in front of the vehicle. Requires the Vehicle Survival Package upgrade from the Armory.

  • Vehicle Capture: Passive ability. The unit gains increased movement speed, rotation rate, and is able to capture/decapture territory. Requires the Rapid Advance upgrade from the Armory.

  • Tungsten Core Ammunition: Globally upgrades the penetration of all tank guns and autocannons. Cosmetically the weapon's tracer effects are also changed to a greenish colour. Requires the Tungsten Core Ammunition upgrade from the Armory.

Armored Support Battlegroup

  • Vehicle Awareness: Passive ability. The vehicle can detect enemy vehicles in the fog of war. Requires the Vehicle Awareness perk.

  • Panzer Storm: Active battlegroup ability. Upon activation, globally increases the speed of all vehicles and grants them immunity to engine criticals for the duration.

Weapons


88mm-tiger-ak
Near
Mid
Far
Accuracy0.0750.0480.035
Range022.545
Penetration300250220
240
3.5
Mg34-coaxial-tiger-i-ger
Near
Mid
Far
Accuracy0.350.250.1
Range72035
3
Mg34-hull-panzer-iv-ger
Near
Mid
Far
Accuracy0.350.250.1
Range72035
3
25mm-tank-mortar-smoke-ak
Near
Mid
Far
Range027.555
Penetration353535
Tank-smoke-ak
Near
Mid
Far
Range027.555
Penetration353535
Mg34-panzer-iii-ak
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Mid
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Accuracy0.650.50.2
Range102035
Penetration2.21.81.4
5

Change Log

1.6.1 Hotfix April 11 2024

Afrikakorps Tiger Deployment Call-In – We love that this unit is seeing more play! However, it is hitting the battlefield too quickly and does not allow enough time for the proper counterplay. We are increasing the cost to make this unit a bit less cost effective. This will also make teching straight for it riskier. 

  • Fuel cost increased from 180 to 220 

1.6 'Coral Viper' April 2 2024

The Tiger and the Black Prince are receiving a significant boost to their frontal armor to address survivability issues in head-on engagements. We are not increasing their side or rear armor to reward flanking opponents.  

  • Frontal armor increased from 300 to 380