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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.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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.

Elefant overhaul

TANK OVERHAUL: THE ELEFANT – PART 2

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 second part of the 50 minute programme.

Elefant Tank arrives at Southampton

ELEFANT TANK ARRIVES

Jan 06, 20172 Comments

Seventy-two years after it fell into Allied hands, one of the largest combat vehicles to see action in the Second World War arrived safely at The Tank Museum in Dorset. The 70 ton Panzerjäger Tiger (P), commonly known as Elefant,