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