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TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART IV THE HULL (December 13, 2017 12:21 pm)
TIGER WHEELS (November 30, 2017 4:04 pm)
TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART III THE TURRET (September 26, 2017 3:43 pm)
THE DRIVER’S HATCH OF TIGER 131 (September 22, 2017 1:23 pm)
NEW CHAPTER IN STORY OF TIGER 131: PART 1/6 (September 8, 2017 9:45 am)

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Main- Tiger 131 - from The Daily Sketch, 11 May 1943.

NEW CHAPTER IN STORY OF TIGER 131: 6/6 -WHA...

Sep 08, 20171 Comment

We now believe that Tiger 131 was abandoned during fighting on Point 174 on 24 April 1943, when German tanks counter attacked the 2nd Sherwood Foresters.

Tiger Combat Debut

TIGER COMBAT DEBUT

Aug 31, 20172 Comments

The Tiger combat debut took place in August 1942 on the Eastern Front. It was not a success, with three of the four breaking down.

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TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART II HULL & ...

Aug 31, 2017No Comments

Part II of the story of the restoration of Tiger 131 to running order. After disassembly, restoring and reassembling the hull and suspension was the next step. 

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T1E1 HEAVY TANK – AN ALLIED TIGER I?

Aug 21, 20173 Comments

Every effort has been made over the years to identify an Allied tank that was similar to the German Tiger. None have ever really been successful although a few tanks came close, notably the T1E1.

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TIGER CONSTRUCTION

Aug 21, 2017No Comments

Tank construction has always been a labour intensive, expensive process. The need to manufacture far larger numbers during the Second World War saw the warring powers adapt existing factories for the job.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE TIGER RECOVERY VEHICLE

Aug 18, 20171 Comment

These pictures have invariably been identified as an improvised Tiger recovery vehicle, photographed in Italy in 1944, but is it? Renowned tank historian David Fletcher examines the myth. 

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NORTH AFRICA VETERAN REG HUNT REMEMBERS

Aug 16, 2017No Comments

In June 2017 North Africa veteran Reg Hunt, aged 101, visited The Tank Museum and spoke about his experiences as a soldier before and during the Second World War.

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VILLERS-BOCAGE VETERAN CHARLIE BURGESS

Aug 10, 2017No Comments

As part of the Museum’s veteran interview programme, former 8th Hussar, Charlie Burgess was recently filmed about his experiences as a tank driver during the Second World War, including action at Villers-Bocage. Charlie joined the Army in November 1940 as

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TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART I DISASSEMBLY

Aug 10, 20173 Comments

Tiger 131’s restoration was a long and expensive project, but one that would make the vehicle the most infamous tank in the world. This article starts from the beginning of the restoration progress – the disassembly of the tank. 

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PROKHOROVKA AND THE MYTH OF THE LARGEST TAN...

Jul 18, 20174 Comments

For decades the Battle of Kursk has been widely believed to be the largest tank battle in history. In particular the fighting at Prokhorovka on the 12th July is often reported to have involved anywhere from 1200 to 2000 tanks