American Military Mission
September 13th, 1944
To Major General V.N. Yevstigneyev
Chief of the Department of External Affairs
People's Commissar of Defense
Dear General Yevstigneyev,
Several weeks after the last meeting with Lieutenant General Lebedev, we learned about a number of new German tanks and SPGs. The following tanks were mentioned:
- A combination of the Tiger and Panther tanks called Tiger 2 with an 8.8 cm K W K 43 cannon.
- A heavy tank weighing 68 tons called "Tiger Imperial".
- One with a 7.5 cm StuK 42 (the same gun as installed on the Panther tank).
- A self propelled gun on a Panther chassis.