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TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART IV THE HULL (December 13, 2017 12:21 pm)
TIGER WHEELS (November 30, 2017 4:04 pm)
TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART III THE TURRET (September 26, 2017 3:43 pm)
THE DRIVER’S HATCH OF TIGER 131 (September 22, 2017 1:23 pm)
NEW CHAPTER IN STORY OF TIGER 131: PART 1/6 (September 8, 2017 9:45 am)

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Tiger 131 engine

TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART IV THE HULL

Dec 13, 2017No Comments

Part IV of the story of Tiger 131’s restoration covers the final stages of work on the hull, including interior details and fitting the engine. 

King Tiger Wheels

TIGER WHEELS

Nov 30, 2017No Comments

One of the most distinctive features of the Tiger family is the interleaved and overlapping road wheels.

Sturmtiger assault gun

THE STURMTIGER’S GUN

Nov 01, 2017No Comments

Most members of the Tiger family were armed with an anti-tank gun optimised for armour penetration. However there was one exception. The Sturmtiger was fitted with a 38cm calibre weapon that had a very different role.

Tiger 131 turret Tank Museum

TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART III THE TURRET

Sep 26, 20171 Comment

Part III in the restoration of Tiger 131 covers the repair of the turret, including removing the gun, removing rust, and painting the interior and exterior.  

Tiger 131 Driver's hatch

THE DRIVER’S HATCH OF TIGER 131

Sep 22, 20172 Comments

The driver’s hatch on Tiger 131 was replaced in May 1943 by the British after capture. The result of this early repair was that Tiger 131 spent several years with an incorrect part fitted.

Main_British troops pouring over a recently captured Tiger 131. A Churchill tank is seen in the background.

NEW CHAPTER IN STORY OF TIGER 131: PART 1/6

Sep 08, 2017No Comments

New research has added another chapter to the story of The Tank Museum’s most famous exhibit, Tiger 131.

Dale Oscroft, photographed on his visit to The Tank Museum in 2012. He was struck by the similarity of the story and what his father had told him.

NEW CHAPTER IN STORY OF TIGER 131: 2/6 R...

Sep 08, 2017No Comments

As a boy, Dale Oscroft would encourage his father John to talk about his wartime experiences in the Sherwood Foresters.

Tiger 131 1943 Lidderdale

NEW CHAPTER IN STORY OF TIGER 131: 3/6 R...

Sep 08, 2017No Comments

The earliest documentary evidence from The Tank Museum Archive on the subject of Tiger 131 tells us that the tank was recovered from the battlefield by Major Douglas Lidderdale of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers on 7 May 1943.

Main- A Churchill Tank and an Infantry Carrier in Tunisia.

NEW CHAPTER IN STORY OF TIGER 131: 4/6 R...

Sep 08, 2017No Comments

Three days after the attack on Djebbel Djaffa, B Squadron of 48 RTR was detached from 21 Tank Brigade and sent to Guhriatt El Atach, where they would support an infantry attack on Point 174.

Main- Tiger 131, apparently showing knocked out tanks in the background

NEW CHAPTER IN STORY OF TIGER 131: 5/6 -WHA...

Sep 08, 2017No Comments

Evidence suggests that there were four key strikes to Tiger 131 before it was captured, although the order they landed can never be known.