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

Jun 12, 2017No 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. 

GAS TURBINE JAGDTIGER

GAS TURBINE JAGDTIGER

May 12, 20173 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

Zimmerit King Tiger

ZIMMERIT AND WHY

May 05, 20171 Comment

In the Tiger Collection you may notice that the exterior of the Jagdtiger and Production Tiger II have an unusual texture. This is Zimmerit – a protective layer to decrease the magnetic properties of the tank’s armour.

Repainted Tiger II Jagdtiger

THE TIGERS REPAINTED

Apr 27, 20177 Comments

For the new Tiger Collection, The Tank Museum’s Jagdtiger and Tiger II with pre-production turret were repainted to show how they looked when they were captured in 1945.  Both tanks are now painted in RAL 7028, known as Dunkelgelb.

Jagdtiger Capture

CAPTURING THE JAGDTIGER

Mar 03, 2017No Comments

The Tank Museum’s Jagdtiger has chassis no. 305004. It was one of eleven (plus an unarmoured prototype) which were fitted with the Porsche suspension system. 

Tiger Collection Updates

TIGER COLLECTION UPDATES

Feb 14, 2017No Comments

After six weeks of building work, the Tiger exhibition is gradually taking shape. With the painting of the space complete, the repainting of the Tiger II Porsche and Jagdtiger can commence.

Moving Jagdtiger

MOVING THE JAGDTIGER

Jan 24, 2017No Comments

In preparation for The Tank Museum’s new exhibition, The Tiger Collection, several vehicles had to be relocated. This included the Jagdtiger, which was moved for the first time in at least 50 years.

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VEHICLE HISTORY: JAGDTIGER (Sd Kfz 186)

Jan 11, 2017No Comments

Jagdtiger was the largest and at 70 tons, heaviest tracked vehicle to fight in the Second World War and is one of the vehicles featured in The Tank Museum’s Tiger Collection exhibition.

The Tiger Collection stage 4(E) FINAL DDP 11.10.16

THE TIGER COLLECTION

Dec 16, 20162 Comments

In a world first, The Tank Museum is planning an exhibition that will bring every member of the Tiger Tank family together in one display: The Tiger Collection – The Tanks, The Terror & The Truth.