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The flagship Königstiger (796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE))
|Purpose:||Flagship (Black Lancers)|
|Armament:||52 forward cannons|
The Königstiger was the flagship of Fritz Josef Bittenfeld.
Flagship of the Black Lancers, the Königstiger's first campaign was the counterattack against the Free Planets Alliance's invasion of Imperial space in 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE) - engaging the 10th Fleet. (DNT: 'The Verge of Death (Part Two)')
The Königstiger features heavy forward armament in its prow, with many more gun ports than those of a standard imperial battleship (at least 52 compared to 18). It also features four prominent emplacements mounted on the port and starboard stern of the vessel, fitted with missile launch tubes. Other missile launchers are located amidships on both the ventral and dorsal side of the vessel. (DNT: 'The Verge of Death (Part Two)')
Port (796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE))
Stern (796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE))
The name Königstiger is a German phrase which translates literally to King's Tiger. It is a reference either to the World War II-era Tiger II tank, which carried this nickname, or to the German term for the Bengal tiger, after which the tank was named.
Unlike the Königs Tiger of the OVA, in Die Neue These, the name is transcribed as a single word.