The Tiger I(or PzKpfw VI Ausf. H) is a heavy tank used during World War II. The Tiger I was developed to address the formidable Soviet armor encountered in the initial months of Operation Barbarossa, particularly the T-34.
The Tiger is first encountered in We've Been Through Worse. There is one that blocks the bridge at the end of the mission, and it is destroyed by the player with satchel charges. Its first appearance chronologically is in The Desert Fox, where one destoys the 75mm that the player was using to destroy the other enemy tanks. It is later destroyed by the friendly Stuart tanks that show up to give support. The Tiger later appears at the end of The Last Train, where Roger's squad finds one in a barn being refueled. Due to Roger's previous tank experience in North Africa, Roger is tasked with driving the tank to the train station. The squad takes control of the tank and they encounter multiple enemy Tigers and anti-tank squads along the way. When the tank finally makes it to the train station, the player is told to fire at a fuel car attached to a train. The rest of the train is destroyed when the fuel car explodes. Right as the player drives over the train tracks, the Tiger runs out of fuel and the squad gets out, ending the mission. A few enemy Tigers are later encountered during The Dragon's Teeth as well, and they are destroyed after the player detonates the V2 rockets.
"Infamous and feared heavy tank (58 tons), the Tiger had thick 102mm armor and was armed with a powerful 88mm cannon. It took 5 Shermans with 75mm cannons to take out one Tiger."
— Call of Duty 3 bonus materials section.
The Tiger tank appears many times in missions in Call of Duty 3, it first appeared in the second and third American missions, "The Island" and "Mayenne Bridge". It appeared again in the mission "Falaise Road", as you need to blow it up by planting a charge on one. It mainly appeared in "The Black Baron", and it takes about 2 to 3 rounds to destroy it in a Sherman Firefly. It finally appeared in end of the last mission, "Chambois", when you need to destroy three final tanks (one of them being a Tiger) with a Pak 43 gun and a Bazooka. The Tiger is unusable in multiplayer in favor for the Panzer IV.
The titular tank that appears in "The Tiger" appears to be based on Michael Wittmann's Tiger tanks, or it could be Wittmann's tank as it ambushed and destroyed a single British convoy in Villers-Bocage, as explained in the diary of "The Brigade Box".