Second World War

German Soldiers

SECOND WORLD WAR VETERANS: GERMANS PART TWO

Apr 24, 2017No Comments

In Part One of the German veteran recollections, Waldemar Pliska and Wilhelm Fischer described their awe at seeing the new Tiger and what it was like in battle. In Part Two they share what it was like to live in

CAPTURING THE TIGER II

Apr 17, 2017No Comments

The Tiger II with Production turret on display in the Tiger Collection was built in July 1944 by Henschel and given Fahrgestell Nummer (chassis number) 280093. 

German Soldiers

SECOND WORLD WAR VETERANS: GERMANS PART ONE

Apr 12, 20173 Comments

The Tiger Collection features the memories of a number of veterans who fought in and against the Tiger. This short series of “Second World War Veteran” articles takes a more detailed look at the experiences of both British and German

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. 

Elefant overhaul

TANK OVERHAUL: THE ELEFANT – PART 1

Mar 02, 20171 Comment

In 2008 the US Army Ordnance Museum gave the Elefant a cosmetic restoration, filmed as part of the Canadian documentary series Tank Overhaul. This is the first part of the 50 minute programme.  Click here to watch Part 2.

First Tiger I knocked out

FIRST TIGER I KNOCKED OUT BY THE BRITISH

Feb 28, 20171 Comment

While Tiger 131 was the first intact Tiger I to be taken back to Britain, it was not the first to be knocked out. This occurred several months earlier, by the 17th/21st Lancers.

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. 

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN COMET

Feb 28, 20171 Comment

In the wooded countryside close to the Aller River in Germany, a small action took place between a lone Tiger and Comet tanks belonging to 3rd Royal Tank Regiment in 11th Armoured Division.

First Tiger I

THE FIRST TIGER I

Feb 27, 2017No Comments

Although The Tank Museum have the first Tiger I to be captured by the British, it was not the first Tiger I to be produced.

Elefant overhaul

TANK OVERHAUL: THE ELEFANT – PART 5

Feb 24, 2017No Comments

In 2008 the US Army Ordnance Museum gave the Elefant a cosmetic restoration, filmed as part of the Canadian documentary series Tank Overhaul. This is the fifth part of the 50 minute programme.