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WHY TIGER 131? (April 16, 2018 3:59 pm)
TANK CHATS #36 TIGER 131 (April 16, 2018 12:38 pm)
TANK CHATS #33 PANZER III (April 16, 2018 12:38 pm)
TANK CHATS #42 ELEFANT (April 16, 2018 12:37 pm)
TANK CHATS #47 KING TIGER (April 16, 2018 12:29 pm)

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WHY TIGER 131?

Apr 16, 2018No Comments

Today Tiger 131 is probably the most famous tank in the world.  Of the six surviving Tiger I’s, it is the only one numbered 131. 

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TANK CHATS #36 TIGER 131

Apr 16, 2018No Comments

Tiger 131 is the most famous tank in The Tank Museum’s collection and arguably the most famous tank in the world.

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TANK CHATS #33 PANZER III

Apr 16, 2018No Comments

The thirty-third Tank Chat, this time presented by Curator David Willey. Including a fascinating insight into pre-Second World War German tank production and how the Panzer III worked alongside it’s fellow Panzers.

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TANK CHATS #42 ELEFANT

Apr 16, 2018No Comments

Originally known as the Ferdinand, then later renamed Elefant, 90 of this heavily armed and armoured vehicle were built, seeing service in the Soviet Union, Italy and Germany.

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TANK CHATS #47 KING TIGER

Apr 16, 2018No Comments

Known variously as the Tiger Ausf. B, Tiger II or Königstiger (the British also referred to it as the ‘Royal Tiger’), 489 Tiger IIs, were produced at the Henschel assembly plant, between January 1944 and March 1945. However, despite lacking

Tiger 131's driver's hatch

TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART VI ODDITIES

Apr 02, 20181 Comment

In Part VI of the story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the quirks of the tank are revealed.  Tiger 131 was captured in April 1943.  In September 1951 it was passed to the Tank Museum where it soon became one of

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NEW! SUNDAY TIGER PREMIUM TICKETS

Apr 02, 2018No Comments

Due to popular demand, Tiger Premium tickets are now available for Sunday, the day after Tiger Day, so you can make Tiger Day into a full weekend! This ticket price INCLUDES entry to Tiger Day on Saturday.

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THE PANZERKOMPANIE

Mar 06, 2018No Comments

In some ways seeing Tiger 131, or any tank for that matter, at the Tank Museum is slightly misleading and doesn’t necessarily give a full impression of the impact they had at the time.  This is because, for all their

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SAME SIZE DIFFERENT ROUND

Feb 09, 20182 Comments

The Tiger I was armed with an 88mm gun. The Tiger II was also armed with an 88mm gun. However, if you tried to fire a round for one through the other, it wouldn’t fit. Why should this be? 

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TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART V A SETBACK AND...

Feb 02, 20182 Comments

In Part V of the story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the engine blows and the Tiger is repainted after research reveals its original camouflage. Tiger 131 was captured in April 1943.  In September 1951 it was passed to the Tank Museum