The 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 3500 meters. The King Tigers were issued to the army in February 1944 and were first used in combat in May, in battles near Minsk. Two companies equipped with these formidable machines participated in the Battle of Normandy during D-Day. The King Tiger, operated by an experienced crew, was the most dangerous enemy for any tank. Pieces are suitable for use with the Art of Tactic board game.