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 great armor if you do not know where to aim in the front or if you cannot hit the lower glacis. So while this tank isn’t known for it’s overwhelming armor numbers it can prove to be difficult if it’s well known weak spots are hidden.
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.
Frontally the Tiger II has great overall armor on the frontal turret and upper glacis. The main weak spots are the lower glacis and the machine gun port in the upper glacis. The commander’s hatch can be tricky if you do not hit the area highlighted in green since above that is full of view ports with no HP hit boxes and angled armor. There is also two small weak spots to the left and right of the gun.
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.
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.
Tiger II drivers that tend to angle often angle to much an expose their very weak side armor. Take advantage of this and focus on the side armor if the Tiger II angles heavily and focus on the LFG if the Tiger II only angles slightly. For turret armor values look at the side and frontal views of this guide.