Here is another shot of 204 from The Damned Engineers 1970 by Janice Holt Giles opposite page 266.
caption "Tiger Royal tank near Petit Spai, undamaged except for engine trouble. Note white flag of surrender. Capt. James H. Gamble, commander Company A; Lt Arch L. Taylor, 3rd Platoon leader. Company A.
Fox Company Research has some new photos from the U.S. National Archives up on their site, including a number of images of SS-501 332 at the Spa railhead. These are from the series taken in the snow, before the O.T.I.T.-1 had marked the tank, and many have appeared in print; some in the History of the 740th Tank Battalion book. Some of these I have never seen before, though.
A photo I hadn't seen before of "104" in the Chemin Vielle-Voie in La Gleize. Must have been taken 25.12.44 or shortly thereafter; there's no snow and the muzzle brake is still on. Recently shown on Facebook Panzer Tracks page.
Some new photos of 204 where it was abandoned on the road. These were recently found in the US National Archives in an AAR of the 105th Engineer Combat Battalion. The engineers decided to try the effects of US antitank mines on the Tiger's tracks, on 27 December 1944.
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I too wonder why these Kingtigers are often said to be 3.Kp as up to now I had not seen definite evidence that they are
As we have discussed offline already,at present you and I seem to agree that this one is most likely 334, so indeed 3.Kp...
...but it would be nice to know if the other one is also 3.Kp and if someone out there has more info and my share it ?