Both turrets used on the Tiger II were designed and built by the Krupp company. So why are they so often called the ‘Porsche’ and ‘Henschel’ turrets?
The Tank Museum’s Jagdtiger has chassis no. 305004. It was one of eleven (plus an unarmoured prototype) which were fitted with the Porsche suspension system.
David Fletcher looks into the story of one of the first Tiger II (King Tiger) being knocked out in Le Plessis Grimoult, using only luck and a two inch mortar.
In the wooded countryside close to the Aller River in Germany, a small action took place between a lone Tiger and Comet tanks belonging to 3rd Royal Tank Regiment in 11th Armoured Division.
Although The Tank Museum have the first Tiger I to be captured by the British, it was not the first Tiger I to be produced.
After six weeks of building work, the Tiger exhibition is gradually taking shape. With the painting of the space complete, the repainting of the Tiger II Porsche and Jagdtiger can commence.
Tiger 131’s engine is undergoing some routine maintenance, to make sure it is in perfect working order in time for Tiger Day VII on 29 April.
Few living people can claim to have ridden in a World War Two Tiger Tank – you have the chance to be one of them. In addition to the raffle, The Tank Museum are running an ebay auction giving you
Fan of Tiger 131? Want to get closer than ever before? For only £5, get the chance to ride inside! Buy raffle tickets here.
The Ministry of Information film, A Date with a Tank, was released in 1944, is a dramatisation of the race to destroy the Tiger I with the creation of the 17-pounder anti-tank guns.