The PzKpfw VIB Tiger II(known as the King Tiger or Tiger II) is the German tier 8 heavy tank for the E-100 heavy tank line. The Tiger II has passable armor for a tier 8 heavy tank since almost the bulk of its armor is concentrated on the upper glacis and turret front. Other areas suffer from the armor being concentrated in two main locations as the other areas are relatively weak for a tier 8 heavy tank, especially on the sides and rear. Fortunately for the Tiger II it has decent gun depression allowing it to hide its lower glacis and making it difficult for many tier 8 and under tanks that it faces to penetrate it reliably. Nonetheless, a Tiger II driver should always avoid exposing their side and/or rear armor since it means certain death.
This guide for World of Tanks Tiger II weak spots breaks down the Tiger II into many armor zones with different thicknesses and angles associated with them. Armor is sorted weakest(green) to strongest(red) with yellow/orange armor being moderate in strength. The index at the bottom of each picture describes a few abbreviations used and also the format in which the armor details are described in. Effective Armor (EA) refers to the overall effectiveness of the armor without normalization.
World of Tanks Tiger II Weak Spots Frontal View
Frontally the Tiger II has great armor on the frontal turret and upper glacis against same tier or lower tier enemies not firing premium rounds. The main weak spots are the lower glacis and also the center of the commander cupola. The commander’s hatch can be tricky if you do not hit the area highlighted in green since above that is armored that is heavily angled and is very difficult to penetrate. Thereis also an area around the gun where the mantlet is 185mm thick with no angling on it which makes it a usable weak spot if you are unable to hit the lower glacis or commander’s cupola reliably.
World of Tanks Tiger II Weak Spots Side View
From the side the Tiger II does not sport a great deal of armor for anything that normally faces it. You simply need to avoid the few turret strong points and also shooting the track areas with no hull armor behind them.
World of Tanks Tiger II Weak Spots Rear View
Like the sides of this tank the rear is also very vulnerable. Only the heavily angled turret sides/roof are strong enough to bounce shots.