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Tiger PzKpfw VI COH2 Ostheer
Tiger PzKpfw VI
Tiger PzKpfw VI picture COH2 Ostheer
Army Wehrmacht Ostheer
Role Heavy Tank
Unit Cost 640CoH2 Manpower Icon 640
230CoH2 Fuel Icon 230
21CoH2 Population Icon 21
Upkeep per Minute -31.5CoH2 Manpower Icon −31.5
Prereq. Assault Support Doctrine
Lightning War Doctrine
Mechanized Assault Doctrine
Spearhead Doctrine
Produced By Call-in
Primary armament 88mm KwK 36
Secondary armament 2x 7.92mm MG 34
Primary armament damage 160
Primary armament penetration 240(near)
200 (far)
Firing Range 45
Sight Range 35
Health 1040Icon Health Small 1,040
Armor Front: 300
Rear: 140
Max. Speed 5.2m p/s
Abilities (3)
Ability Blitzkrieg COH2 Ostheer
Blitzkrieg Tactics
  • The tank has increased acceleration and speed, and is harder to hit for a short period of time.
  • Requires: Veteran 1
  • Cost: Free

Ability Hold Fire Tanks COH2 Ostheer
Prioritize Vehicles
  • Attacks vehicles freely, but holds fire against infantry and structures unless given an explicit order to fire.
  • Toggle ability

Ability Panzer Tactician COH2 Ostheer
Panzer Tactician
  • Conceals the tank in smoke, allowing it to avoid damage from enemy units.
  • Doctrinal ability
  • Cost: 30CoH2 Munition Icon 30
Upgrades (2)
Upgrade MG42 Pintle COH2 Ostheer
Pintle-mounted MG 42
  • Adds a gunner to the tank's turret-top MG 42 Heavy Machine Gun, making it operable and providing extra firepower against infantry and aircraft.
  • Cost: 50CoH2 Munition Icon 50

Upgrade Spotting Scopes COH2 Ostheer
Spotting Scopes
  • Adds spotting scopes to the vehicle, doubling sight radius when stationary.
  • Doctrinal ability
  • Cost: 30CoH2 Munition Icon 30

The Panzerkampfwagen VI "Tiger" is the most well-rounded heavy tank in the war. The Tiger's mix of armor, mobility, and firepower is legendary. The deadly 88mm KwK 36 gun can crush the armor of any enemy tank. Effective against all targets. Weak to massed anti-tank weapons.


The Tiger tank ( PanzerKampfwagen VI ) , was a German built heavy tank used during the second world war on both the western and eastern fronts. It marked a point in German tank design, with it's powerful 88mm KwK 36 cannon.

The Tiger in game is evenly matched with the Soviet IS-2 Heavy Tank and shares most of its strengths and weaknesses.


The Tiger is armed with a 88mm Kwk 36 cannon, capable of causing major damage to vehicles and armor, particularly devastating when flanking the enemy. The gun is also quite effective against infantry as well. The Tiger mounts a coaxial MG for some frontal Anti-Infantry firepower. Like many other German tanks, the Tiger can upgrade with a Pintle-mounted MG42 to kill infantry trying to outflank a Tiger's more vulnerable rear and side armor.


Ability Blitzkrieg COH2 Ostheer Blitzkrieg Tactics[]

  • Requires: Veteran 1
  • Cost nothing
  • Cooldown 30 seconds

Tanks employ well-practiced Blitzkrieg tactics, fully utilizing the capacities of their vehicle to execute rapid maneuvers and thereby avoid enemy fire.

Ability Hold Fire Tanks COH2 Ostheer Prioritize Vehicles[]

  • Activation: Toggle Ability

(Waiting with text for the next patch where this ability is likely to change. Now it holds all fire, after the patch the main gun will hold fire but the machine gun(s) will still fire at infantry.)


Upgrade MG42 Pintle COH2 Ostheer Pintle-mounted MG-42[]

  • Cost  50Icon Munitions Small 50 to upgrade

The tank crew uses the pintle-mounted MG42 for additional defense against infantry and aircraft. The gun offers 1200 rounds per minute of extra protection.

Upgrade Spotting Scopes COH2 Ostheer Spotting Scopes[]

This upgrade doubles the line of sight if the vehicle is stationary. However, the Tiger is not found in either of the doctrines that have spotting scopes. In the unlikely event that an abandoned Tiger is recovered by a player with either of those doctrines, the vehicle can receive that upgrade.

Veterancy []

Veterancy1 CoH2 Level 1 Veterancy:
  • Unlocks the 'Blitzkrieg Tactics' ability
Veterancy2 CoH2 Level 2 Veterancy:
  • +5 weapon range
  • +20% accuracy
  • -20% scatter
Veterancy3 CoH2 Level 3 Veterancy:
  • -30% reload time
  • +20% rotation speed
  • +20% maximum speed
  • +20% ac/de-celeration