Headline Posts
THE MYSTERY OF THE TIGER RECOVERY VEHICLE (August 18, 2017 2:41 pm)
VILLERS-BOCAGE VETERAN CHARLIE BURGESS (August 10, 2017 3:24 pm)
TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART I DISASSEMBLY (August 10, 2017 9:50 am)
SOVIET TANKS AT KURSK (July 18, 2017 3:02 pm)

Tanks

Repainted Tiger II Jagdtiger

THE TIGERS REPAINTED

Apr 27, 20177 Comments

For the new Tiger Collection, The Tank Museum’s Jagdtiger and Tiger II with pre-production turret were repainted to show how they looked when they were captured in 1945.  Both tanks are now painted in RAL 7028, known as Dunkelgelb.

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CAPTURING THE TIGER II

Apr 17, 2017No Comments

The Tiger II with Production turret on display in the Tiger Collection was built in July 1944 by Henschel and given Fahrgestell Nummer (chassis number) 280093. 

Henschel King Tiger

PORSCHE AND HENSCHEL TURRETS?

Mar 24, 20177 Comments

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?

Jagdtiger Capture

CAPTURING THE JAGDTIGER

Mar 03, 2017No Comments

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. 

Elefant overhaul

TANK OVERHAUL: THE ELEFANT – PART 1

Mar 02, 20171 Comment

In 2008 the US Army Ordnance Museum gave the Elefant a cosmetic restoration, filmed as part of the Canadian documentary series Tank Overhaul. This is the first part of the 50 minute programme.  Click here to watch Part 2.

First Tiger I knocked out

FIRST TIGER I KNOCKED OUT BY THE BRITISH

Feb 28, 20171 Comment

While Tiger 131 was the first intact Tiger I to be taken back to Britain, it was not the first to be knocked out. This occurred several months earlier, by the 17th/21st Lancers.

First Tiger I

THE FIRST TIGER I

Feb 27, 2017No Comments

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.

Elefant overhaul

TANK OVERHAUL: THE ELEFANT – PART 5

Feb 24, 2017No Comments

In 2008 the US Army Ordnance Museum gave the Elefant a cosmetic restoration, filmed as part of the Canadian documentary series Tank Overhaul. This is the fifth part of the 50 minute programme.

Elefant overhaul

TANK OVERHAUL: THE ELEFANT – PART 4

Feb 24, 2017No Comments

In 2008 the US Army Ordnance Museum gave the Elefant a cosmetic restoration, filmed as part of the Canadian documentary series Tank Overhaul. This is the fourth part of the 50 minute programme.

Elefant overhaul

TANK OVERHAUL: THE ELEFANT – PART 3

Feb 24, 2017No Comments

In 2008 the US Army Ordnance Museum gave the Elefant a cosmetic restoration, filmed as part of the Canadian documentary series Tank Overhaul. This is the third part of the 50 minute programme.