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CHANGES TO THE TIGER AFTER 131 (June 9, 2017 2:41 pm)
TWO WIDTHS OF TRACK (May 25, 2017 2:56 pm)

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CHANGES TO THE TIGER AFTER 131

Jun 09, 2017No Comments

Every type of tank goes through many changes occurring over their time of service. The Tiger I is no exception. Despite only 1346 being built there was a constant series of changes made during the two years the Tiger I was

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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

Wide Track

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.

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

German Soldiers

SECOND WORLD WAR VETERANS: GERMANS PART ONE

Apr 12, 20172 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

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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.

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.

Tiger 131 Engine

TIGER 131 ENGINE MAINTENANCE

Feb 14, 2017No Comments

Tiger 131’s engine is undergoing some routine maintenance, to make sure it is in perfect working order in time for Tiger Day VII on 29 April.

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A DATE WITH A TANK

Jan 27, 20171 Comment

The Ministry of Information film, A Date with a Tank, was released in 1944, is a dramatisation of the race to destroy the Tiger I with the creation of the 17-pounder anti-tank guns.

Captured Tiger I

VEHICLE HISTORY: TIGER I

Jan 11, 2017No Comments

Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf E (Sd Kfz 181), also known as Tiger I, is one of the most notorious tanks of all time.