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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)

Second World War

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

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.