Headline Posts
T1E1 HEAVY TANK – AN ALLIED TIGER I? (August 21, 2017 1:43 pm)
TIGER CONSTRUCTION (August 21, 2017 11:00 am)
THE MYSTERY OF THE TIGER RECOVERY VEHICLE (August 18, 2017 2:41 pm)
NORTH AFRICA VETERAN REG HUNT REMEMBERS (August 16, 2017 2:46 pm)
VILLERS-BOCAGE VETERAN CHARLIE BURGESS (August 10, 2017 3:24 pm)

Second World War

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T1E1 HEAVY TANK – AN ALLIED TIGER I?

Aug 21, 2017No Comments

Every effort has been made over the years to identify an Allied tank that was similar to the German Tiger. None have ever really been successful although a few tanks came close, notably the T1E1.

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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.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE TIGER RECOVERY VEHICLE

Aug 18, 20171 Comment

These pictures have invariably been identified as an improvised Tiger recovery vehicle, photographed in Italy in 1944, but is it? Renowned tank historian David Fletcher examines the myth. 

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VILLERS-BOCAGE VETERAN CHARLIE BURGESS

Aug 10, 2017No Comments

As part of the Museum’s veteran interview programme, former 8th Hussar, Charlie Burgess was recently filmed about his experiences as a tank driver during the Second World War, including action at Villers-Bocage. Charlie joined the Army in November 1940 as

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SOVIET TANKS AT KURSK

Jul 18, 2017No Comments

The Soviet defenders in the Kursk salient had over 1.3 million men, 3500 tanks and 28,000 pieces of artillery and anti-tank guns plus more in reserve. They also built anti-tank strongpoints, bunkers and ditches and laid hundreds of thousands of

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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. 

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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.

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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

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SECOND WORLD WAR VETERANS: BRITISH PART FOU...

Jun 02, 2017No Comments

The Tiger Collection features the memories of a number of veterans who fought in and against the Tiger. This short series takes a more detailed look at their experiences. In Part Three British veterans, Ernest Slarks and Ken Tout discussed training

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TWO WIDTHS OF TRACK

May 25, 2017No Comments

The Tiger I was 3547mm wide and this posed a problem for its strategic mobility. The most efficient way to move tanks long distances during the 1940’s was by train, but the Tiger, with its operational tracks, was too wide.