The Jagdtiger (Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B) was the most powerful panzer produced by the
Germans in WWII. Based on the Tiger II chassis, the Jagdtiger mounted the 128-mm L/55 PaK 44
high-velocity gun in a fixed superstructure. The Jagdtiger weighed over 75 tons with armor up
to 250-mm thick. The Germans produced approximately 90 Jagdtiger in 1944-1945.
Two s.Pz.Jäg.Abt. (schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung) were issued the Jagdtiger: s.Pz.Jäg.Abt. 653 and
s.Pz.Jäg.Abt. 512. With the collapse of the Wehrmacht, the Jagdtigers produced few results.
In April 1945, s.Pz.Jäg.Abt. 512 surrended to the U.S. 99th Infantry Division in Iserlohn at the
Schillerplatz. U.S. cameramen took advantage of the surrender to film and photograph the Jagdtigers.
The illustrations shown here are from the WWII G.I. Stories booklet
Battle Babies: The Story of the 99th Infantry Division.
The booklet describes the surrender as follows:
Iserlohn gave up at noon, April 16, when a battery of 128mm 'Jagdtiger' self-propelled guns
surrendered to Lt. Col. Robert L. Kriz, 2nd Bn. CO, 394th [Infantry Regiment]. Unlike other
last-ditch artillery units, the 'Jagdtigers' still had plenty of ammunition left.