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TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART IV THE HULL (December 13, 2017 12:21 pm)
TIGER WHEELS (November 30, 2017 4:04 pm)

Second World War

Tiger Tank with turret off and scorch damage

TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART V A SETBACK AND...

Feb 02, 20182 Comments

In Part V of the story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the engine blows and the Tiger is repainted after research reveals its original camouflage. Tiger 131 was captured in April 1943.  In September 1951 it was passed to the Tank Museum

Tiger 131 engine

TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART IV THE HULL

Dec 13, 20171 Comment

Part IV of the story of Tiger 131’s restoration covers the final stages of work on the hull, including interior details and fitting the engine. 

King Tiger Wheels

TIGER WHEELS

Nov 30, 20171 Comment

One of the most distinctive features of the Tiger family is the interleaved and overlapping road wheels.

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.

NEW CHAPTER IN STORY OF TIGER 131: PART 1/6

Sep 08, 2017No Comments

New research has added another chapter to the story of The Tank Museum’s most famous exhibit, Tiger 131.

NEW CHAPTER IN STORY OF TIGER 131: 2/6 R...

Sep 08, 2017No Comments

As a boy, Dale Oscroft would encourage his father John to talk about his wartime experiences in the Sherwood Foresters.

NEW CHAPTER IN STORY OF TIGER 131: 5/6 -WHA...

Sep 08, 2017No Comments

Evidence suggests that there were four key strikes to Tiger 131 before it was captured, although the order they landed can never be known.

NEW CHAPTER IN STORY OF TIGER 131: 6/6 -WHA...

Sep 08, 20171 Comment

We now believe that Tiger 131 was abandoned during fighting on Point 174 on 24 April 1943, when German tanks counter attacked the 2nd Sherwood Foresters.

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.