The Panzer Mk VI, also known as the Tiger. When the kinks were worked out, it was one of the finest main battle tanks in the world. However, the Germans could never get over their obsession with quality over quantity and these fine machines were eventually overwhelmed by the numerically far superior Russian and American tanks on all fronts.
While finishing off the remnants of Paulus battered army in Stalingrad, the Soviet armies extended their offensive west to the Ukraine, with the Wehrmacht falling back in disarray. The original caption says, “German survivor. The only German division survivor in the attack on the Middle Don reaching the rear front. Soviet Union, January 1943.”