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WHY TIGER 131? (April 16, 2018 3:59 pm)
TANK CHATS #36 TIGER 131 (April 16, 2018 12:38 pm)
TANK CHATS #33 PANZER III (April 16, 2018 12:38 pm)
TANK CHATS #42 ELEFANT (April 16, 2018 12:37 pm)
TANK CHATS #47 KING TIGER (April 16, 2018 12:29 pm)

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why Tiger 131 header

WHY TIGER 131?

Apr 16, 2018No Comments

Today Tiger 131 is probably the most famous tank in the world.  Of the six surviving Tiger I’s, it is the only one numbered 131. 

Tank Chat 36 Tiger 131

TANK CHATS #36 TIGER 131

Apr 16, 2018No Comments

Tiger 131 is the most famous tank in The Tank Museum’s collection and arguably the most famous tank in the world.

Tank Chat 33 Panzer III

TANK CHATS #33 PANZER III

Apr 16, 2018No Comments

The thirty-third Tank Chat, this time presented by Curator David Willey. Including a fascinating insight into pre-Second World War German tank production and how the Panzer III worked alongside it’s fellow Panzers.

Tank Chat 42 Elefant

TANK CHATS #42 ELEFANT

Apr 16, 2018No Comments

Originally known as the Ferdinand, then later renamed Elefant, 90 of this heavily armed and armoured vehicle were built, seeing service in the Soviet Union, Italy and Germany.

Tank Chat 47 King Tiger

TANK CHATS #47 KING TIGER

Apr 16, 2018No Comments

Known variously as the Tiger Ausf. B, Tiger II or Königstiger (the British also referred to it as the ‘Royal Tiger’), 489 Tiger IIs, were produced at the Henschel assembly plant, between January 1944 and March 1945. However, despite lacking

Sturmtiger assault gun

THE STURMTIGER’S GUN

Nov 01, 20171 Comment

Most members of the Tiger family were armed with an anti-tank gun optimised for armour penetration. However there was one exception. The Sturmtiger was fitted with a 38cm calibre weapon that had a very different role.

Tiger 131 Driver's hatch

THE DRIVER’S HATCH OF TIGER 131

Sep 22, 20172 Comments

The driver’s hatch on Tiger 131 was replaced in May 1943 by the British after capture. The result of this early repair was that Tiger 131 spent several years with an incorrect part fitted.

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.

Tiger tank construction

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.

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.