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WIN A RIDE IN TIGER 131! (August 8, 2018 3:19 pm)
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TIGER DAY X – 15 SEPTEMBER – AT...

Aug 16, 2018No Comments

Tiger 131, one of the tank stars of Brad Pitt’s Second World War blockbuster ‘Fury’, will make one of its two yearly outings at The Tank Museum in September.

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WIN A RIDE IN TIGER 131!

Aug 08, 2018No Comments

Fan of Tiger 131? Want to get closer than ever before? For only £5, buy a raffle ticket for the chance to ride inside!

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THE MYSTERIOUS AMERICAN TIGER

Apr 27, 20182 Comments

The photograph used in the header image is not Tiger 712 The US Army’s Armor School at Fort Benning holds a Tiger tank captured in Tunisia, with a contested heritage, but likely a longer service than Tiger 131 , read 

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WHEN DID BRITISH INTELLIGENCE LEARN OF THE ...

Apr 23, 2018No Comments

Surprisingly, British intelligence did not know of the Tiger until months after its deployment, and years after Germany launched its requirement.

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WHY TIGER 131?

Apr 16, 20181 Comment

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. 

Tank Chat 36 Tiger 131

TANK CHATS #36 TIGER 131

Apr 16, 20181 Comment

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

Tank Chat 33 Panzer III

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.

Tank Chat 42 Elefant

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.

Tank Chat 47 King Tiger

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

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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