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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, 20172 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

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SOVIET TANKS AT KURSK

Jul 18, 2017No Comments

The Soviet defenders in the Kursk salient had over 1.3 million men, 3500 tanks and 28,000 pieces of artillery and anti-tank guns plus more in reserve. They also built anti-tank strongpoints, bunkers and ditches and laid hundreds of thousands of

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GERMAN TANKS AT KURSK

Jul 18, 20171 Comment

The attacking German forces at Kursk amassed 777,000 men and around 2500 tanks and assault guns. This was about 70 per cent of all their tanks on the Eastern Front.

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THE BATTLE OF KURSK – PART I

Jul 17, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Kursk was a massive operation, involving hundreds of thousands of men over hundreds of square miles and several weeks.