For the new Tiger Collection, The Tank Museum’s Jagdtiger and Tiger II with pre-production turret were repainted to show how they looked when they were captured in 1945. Both tanks are now painted in RAL 7028, known as Dunkelgelb.
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.
Both turrets used on the Tiger II were designed and built by the Krupp company. So why are they so often called the ‘Porsche’ and ‘Henschel’ turrets?
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.
After six weeks of building work, the Tiger exhibition is gradually taking shape. With the painting of the space complete, the repainting of the Tiger II Porsche and Jagdtiger can commence.
To make room for the Tiger Collection, several vehicles had to be moved. This included the pre-production Tiger II, or King Tiger Porsche.
The massive Pre-Production Tiger II represents the high point of wartime German tank design. It is one of two Tiger IIs in The Tiger Collection.
The Tiger Collection features two Tiger II’s: the Tiger II (Pre-Production) tank and the Tiger II (Production) tank. More powerful than Tiger I, it could destroy any Allied tank.