Thank's Merhabi's for this skin of the Tiger N°222 of Michel Wittmann. This an upgraded version "with bushes".
This Tiger was the most famous German tank of the Normandy front with 27 vehicules kills in one day (June 13, 1944,) at Villers Bocage village.. For this great victory, Wittmann won the Iron Cross with leaves and swords, hand delivered by the Führer himself on June 25, 1944 in Berchtesgaden."...
Unfortunatly, Michael Wittmann died in another Tiger, the N°007, wich had been shoot in the back by the rocket of a Jabo.. (Merhabi also did it: Wittmann's Last Tiger Skin )
[If you want to use this skin in your Mod ask Merhabi's for his permission!]
Installation (exemple for Russy skirmish mission): copy it in "tank_heavy" folder of your mod folder:
C:\Program Files\Steam2\SteamApps\common\men of war assault squad\mods\Russy\resource\entity\-vehicle\tank_heavy
Wittmann Tanks numbers:
I admit it's not easy to know wich exact numbers were used by Michael Wittmann and after reading several historian's books on this subject, I think now we can say:
On Russian Front,Michael Wittman used severals tanks and in the early spring of 1943, he joined the Tiger company and started his combat career on Tiger during the Operation Citadel (Zitadelle) and fighted on Kharkov and Kursk battles, and and he received the Knight’s Cross.
In sSSPzAbt 101,Wittmann had the Tiger N°1331 and in October 1943 he changed for the Tiger #S21.
As an Ace of the Russian front, he was already a hero, and when he arrived in Normandy front he got a new late production model Tiger I #205. (I've seen that after Allied air attacks damages, he also used sometimes the n°215).
At Villers bocage, he was the SS-Obersturmfuhrer of the Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101 wich was composed with Tigers N° 221, 222, 223, 231, 233 and 234 and their mission was to stop the column of vehicules of "Desert rats", but because of mechanical problems on #205, Michel had to take the 222(Kurt Sowa's one). 2 others tigers were also immobilized, so Michael order them to guard their positions and decided to attack alone!
At the end of his exploit in Villers bocage, British soldiers from 1st Rifle Brigade opened fire at Wittmann with their 6 pdr anti-tank gun, immobilizing his Tiger. Wittmann and his crew escaped on foot towards the Panzer Lehr positions 7km away near Orbois..
He finaly changed for the 007 Tiger (Heinz von Westernhagen's one?) and died in it after his Tiger received a rocket from a Jabo in the back (Historians prooved it wasn't due to a shot from a Firefly).
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