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T1E1 HEAVY TANK – AN ALLIED TIGER I? (August 21, 2017 1:43 pm)
TIGER CONSTRUCTION (August 21, 2017 11:00 am)
THE MYSTERY OF THE TIGER RECOVERY VEHICLE (August 18, 2017 2:41 pm)
NORTH AFRICA VETERAN REG HUNT REMEMBERS (August 16, 2017 2:46 pm)
VILLERS-BOCAGE VETERAN CHARLIE BURGESS (August 10, 2017 3:24 pm)

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THE BATTLE OF KURSK – PART II

Jul 17, 2017No Comments

Prior knowledge of the German attack enabled the Soviets to bring Operation Citadel to a halt.  Part 2 tells the story of the Soviet counterattack during the Battle of Kursk.

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BACKGROUND TO THE BATTLE OF KURSK

Jul 11, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Kursk was one of the most decisive battles of the Second World War.  Fought between the 5th July and 23rd August 1943, it began with a strong German attack, but ended with the Soviet Union having taken

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THE TIGER FAMILY PART 2 – THE TIGER I...

Jun 12, 20172 Comments

Part 1 of this series looked at the development of the Tiger I and Elefant.  It can be found here, The Tiger Family Part I. In Part 2 we will consider the Tiger II, or King Tiger branch of the family. 

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CHANGES TO THE TIGER AFTER 131

Jun 09, 2017No Comments

Every type of tank goes through many changes occurring over their time of service. The Tiger I is no exception. Despite only 1346 being built there was a constant series of changes made during the two years the Tiger I was

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THE TIGER FAMILY PART I – TO THE TIGE...

Jun 05, 2017No Comments

The story of the Tiger family is complicated and convoluted. The German Army’s desire for a heavy tank dates back to before the outbreak of war, and the development process that led to the tanks which eventually took to the

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SECOND WORLD WAR VETERANS: BRITISH PART FOU...

Jun 02, 2017No Comments

The Tiger Collection features the memories of a number of veterans who fought in and against the Tiger. This short series takes a more detailed look at their experiences. In Part Three British veterans, Ernest Slarks and Ken Tout discussed training

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TWO WIDTHS OF TRACK

May 25, 2017No Comments

The Tiger I was 3547mm wide and this posed a problem for its strategic mobility. The most efficient way to move tanks long distances during the 1940’s was by train, but the Tiger, with its operational tracks, was too wide.

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SECOND WORLD WAR VETERANS: BRITISH PART THR...

May 18, 2017No Comments

The Tiger Collection features the memories of a number of veterans who fought in and against the Tiger. This short series takes a more detailed look at their experiences. This third post focuses on two British soldiers, Ernest Slarks and Ken

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GAS TURBINE JAGDTIGER

May 12, 20174 Comments

Although the gas turbine is a fairly old invention it does not appear to have been considered for tanks until about 1945, when the first prototype – on a Jagdtiger – was developed. Contrary to popular belief the first experimental

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PANZER III AND THE TIGER

May 10, 20171 Comment

It might seem odd to find a post about the Panzer III on the Tiger Collection Blog, but in fact during the early days of the Tiger’s service the Germans used the two tanks closely alongside each other. Building on