The Story of the King Tiger (Captured)

Commanders!

Operation Mirny: Hope is in full swing. Let's focus on the main event reward—the U.S. King Tiger (Captured) Tier VII Premium heavy tank. How did this vehicle end up in Mirny? Who found it and pulled it to the base? Is it safe to use in battle, and how do you use it most effectively? 

These questions need answers, and we'll try to find them together in this article. So, here's what we think happened and where the Captured King Tiger originated. 

Key Object Characteristics

Reporter: Colonel K., Technical Supply Officer

Event location: Mirny-13

Recipient: Colonel Gromov, Head of the Operation

We studied the King Tiger and brought it to the base. Attached to this report are the details on its technical characteristics. 

Key information:

  • According to its serial number, this King Tiger was captured by the Allies, supposedly during the Battle of Bulge. The American forces then used it. Its post-war fate is unknown, as well as how it ended up in Mirny. I'm asking to send a general request about the use of captured vehicles to the allies. Perhaps, it will help us find additional information about this vehicle.
  • The vehicle is equipped with the TIGER II TURM NR. 1-50 turret and the 8,8 CM KW.K. 43 cannonThe hull armor is standard for a vehicle of this type.
  • The American military certainly used the King Tiger. We discovered several leaflets in English containing the manuals. Also, we found an inscription in Latin on the inside of the hull: Nox Tenebris. We can't say yet how exactly this inscription was made. It looks very natural, as if it appeared during hull casting. We also found a case of cola in excellent condition, but without an expiration date. The discovered items were sent to the scientists for analysis; the idiot who opened and drank one of the bottles headed the same way. 
  • The tank has modifications similar to our standard modifications to adapt the vehicles for Mirny. But they look as if they were assembled from what was at hand. I'm not sure that they have any practical use except for the spotlight. The first thought is that someone tried to copy our solutions to look like our vehicles, but not for use. Did they want to look like us? 
  • The King Tiger is in excellent technical condition. This is untypical of the vehicle of that age. The technicians are thrilled about it and even argue whose turn it is to maintain the tank. Surprisingly, I share their feelings: it's very cosy and even warm and calm inside the tank. However, it has standard heating.

The parameters displayed are valid for the vehicle with each crew member trained to 100% major qualification level. Some vehicle characteristics can be further improved with the Commander's bonus to major qualification level, crew perks, and skills, as well as special in-game items.
Main Characteristics
Firepower
Survivability
Mobility
King Tiger (Captured)
VII
Average Damage
240/240/295
 HP
Average Penetration
203/237/44
 mm
Hit Points
1,300
 HP
Top Speed / Reverse Speed
38/12
 km/h
Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Loader
Firepower
Average Damage
240/240/295
 HP
Ammunition
70
 shells
Average Penetration
203/237/44
 mm
Gun Reload Time
8.5
 s
Dispersion at 100 m
0.36
 m
Gun Depression / Elevation Angles
−8/15
 deg
Aiming Time
2.5
 s
Turret Traverse Speed
20
 deg/s
Shell Types
Shell Velocity
AP
1,000
 m/s
APCR
1,250
 m/s
HE
1,000
 m/s
Survivability
Concealment of Moving Vehicle
2.62/0.59
%
Hit Points
1,300
 HP
Concealment of Stationary Vehicle
5.3/1.19
%
Hull Armor
150/80/80
 mm
Signal Range
710
 m
Turret Armor
185/80/80
 mm
View Range
380
 m
Mobility
Engine Power
700
 h.p.
Specific Power
10.03
 h.p./t
Traverse Speed
22
 deg/s
Top Speed / Reverse Speed
38/12
 km/h
   

My recommendation: The tank is best suited for use in Random Battles as an effective vehicle in its tier. I don't recommend using it in Mirny. It's too good for it, as if it's itself a part of that town.

How To Get The King Tiger Captured

To receive this menacing King Tiger (Captured) combat vehicle, you'll need to successfully complete the Halloween event at all three difficulty levels and gain access to the decrypted part of the event story. You'll also need to collect enough Keys to decrypt the received Reels. Decrypting all eight Reels will unlock access to the main reward of the event.

Additionally, every Reel contains a part of the event backstory. Perhaps, we'll be able to understand how and thanks to whom we now have a chance to destroy the Immortal. In addition to the story, you'll get additional rewards for decrypting each Reel. 

1. Receive an encrypted Reel for completing Phase 2 on low difficulty.
2. Decrypt the Reel using Keys: 10 Keys.
×3
Hedgehog decal
50,000
Credits
×5
Personal Reserve: +50% to Combat Experience for 2 hours
1. Receive an encrypted Reel for completing Phase 3 on low difficulty.
2. Decrypt the Reel using Keys: 10 Keys.
Unlocking the Legio Ferrata heavy tank. Vehicles are available for rent for the duration of the Mirny: Hope event
Norman Stansfield crew member with the Brothers in Arms perk trained to 100%
x5
Personal Reserve: +300% to Free Experience for 1 hour
1. Receive an encrypted Reel for completing Phase 2 on medium difficulty.
2. Decrypt the Reel using Keys: 20 Keys.
Personal Training Manual for 850,000 XP
250,000
Credits
×5
Personal Reserve: +200% to Crew Experience for 1 hour
1. Receive an encrypted Reel for completing Phase 3 on medium difficulty.
2. Decrypt the Reel using Keys: 20 Keys.
Unlocking the Malachite medium tank. Vehicles are available for rent for the duration of the Mirny: Hope event
Robert Barnes crew member with the Brothers in Arms perk trained to 100%
×5
Personal Reserve: +50% to credits for 1 hour
1. Receive an encrypted Reel for completing Phase 4 on medium difficulty.
2. Decrypt the Reel using Keys: 20 Keys.
×3
Magnus decal
×5
Aim Tuning directive
Days of WoT Premium Account
1. Receive an encrypted Reel for completing Phase 2 on high difficulty.
2. Decrypt the Reel using Keys: 30 Keys.
Unlocking the Grenadier light tank. Vehicles are available for rent for the duration of the Mirny: Hope event
Pyotr Lopakhin crew member with the Brothers in Arms perk trained to 100%
×5
Personal Reserve: +50% to Combat Experience for 1 hour
1. Receive an encrypted Reel for completing Phase 3 on high difficulty.
2. Decrypt the Reel using Keys: 30 Keys.
or
Decrypt the Reel using Keys, skipping the conditions for receiving it: 80 Keys.
Universal Training Manual for 250,000 XP
×5
Orderly Ammo Rack directive
×5
Personal Reserve: +50% to credits for 1 hour
1. Receive an encrypted Reel for completing Phase 4 on high difficulty.
2. Decrypt the Reel using Keys: 30 Keys.
or
Decrypt the Reel using Keys, skipping the conditions for receiving it: 130 Keys.
Spotlight decal
Elias Grodin crew member with the Brothers in Arms perk trained to 100%
500,000
Credits
Decrypt all 8 Reels during the Mirny: Hope event.
Tier VII American King Tiger (Captured) heavy tank
Hope is the Key to Everything badge
Nox Tenebris 3D style

Get It Faster With Bundles

Available from Wednesday, October 27 at 03:00 PT | 05:00 CT | 06:00 ET until Wednesday, November 10 at 02:00 PT | 04:00 CT | 05:00 ET

Dive deeper and quicker into the mysterious story with Premium Shop bundles available right now. In addition to Gold and Premium Account time or Personal Reserves, they each include Free Decryption Keys to help you get to the King Tiger (Captured) faster.

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Good luck, Commanders! The main reward is an excellent combat vehicle with a unique look and mysterious history. That's surely worth fighting for. It's time to face the Immortal! 

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