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
Seventy-two years after it fell into Allied hands, the Elefant, one of the largest combat vehicles to see action in the Second World War has arrived safely at The Tank Museum in Dorset.
A prototype Tiger tank was demonstrated to Hitler on his birthday; 20 April 1942. 366 days later, the first complete Tiger 1 fell into Allied hands. It was Tiger 131.
Was the Tiger really the King of the Battlefield in Word War Two? Few tanks inspire as much awe and fascination as The Tiger Tank, but does it warrant its reputation?