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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

Tiger II production

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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PORSCHE AND HENSCHEL TURRETS?

Mar 24, 20177 Comments

Both turrets used on the Tiger II were designed and built by the Krupp company.  So why are they so often called the ‘Porsche’ and ‘Henschel’ turrets?

King Tiger at Le Plessis Grimoult

KNOCKING OUT A KING TIGER

Feb 28, 20171 Comment

David Fletcher looks into the story of one of the first Tiger II (King Tiger) being knocked out in Le Plessis Grimoult, using only luck and a two inch mortar. 

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MOVING THE KING TIGER PORSCHE

Jan 24, 2017No Comments

To make room for the Tiger Collection, several vehicles had to be moved. This included the pre-production Tiger II, or King Tiger Porsche.

The Tank Museum's King Tiger Porsche

VEHICLE HISTORY: TIGER II (Pre-Production)

Jan 17, 2017No Comments

The massive Pre-Production Tiger II represents the high point of wartime German tank design. It is one of two Tiger IIs in The Tiger Collection. 

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VEHICLE HISTORY: TIGER II (Production)

Jan 11, 20171 Comment

The Tiger Collection features two Tiger II’s: the Tiger II (Pre-Production) tank and the Tiger II (Production) tank. More powerful than Tiger I, it could destroy any Allied tank. 

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.