1. Soviet casualties were much heavier not because there tanks were bad, but because they crews were not well trained and not co-ordinated with other tanks and support elements. In a late war engagement a jagdtiger engaged a convoy of shermans a 2,000 meters. Wile the jagdtiger managed to destroy a few of the shermans, a group of p-51 tankbusters arrived minuted later and destroyed the jagdtiger. In the soviet army, there inferior radios and lack of communication between tansk and support elements would make this impossible 2. Late model king tigers brewed up less than other tanks because there massive armor meant that even the sponsons were almost impossible to penetrate, and most of them were penetrated in the engine block, turret ring, or lower hull were penetrated, its only real weak spots. While still many of them brewed up, it was a much lower percentage compared to other tanks (less than 40% i recall). Here is a picture to demonstrate: as you can see the shells are stored in the sponsons, but the sponsons are protected by 80mm of armor, so that most allied tanks would have to close to point blank range to penetrate. I agree and disagree. While the german rounds were clearly a factor in the brewing up of shermans, the poor ammunition storage and thin armor were definitely contributing factors. Also, the armor of shermans was so thin that when the powerful german guns fired a shell with an HE fill, the shell would pass right through without detonating.