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
To make room for the Tiger Collection, several vehicles had to be moved. This included the pre-production Tiger II, or King Tiger Porsche.
In preparation for The Tank Museum’s new exhibition, The Tiger Collection, several vehicles had to be relocated. This included the Jagdtiger, which was moved for the first time in at least 50 years.
David Willey, The Tank Museum Curator and co-author of the Tiger Tank Owner’s Workshop Manual, presents this episode of Tank Chats on the subject of the most famous tank in the Bovington collection – and perhaps the world – the