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THE TIGERS REPAINTED (April 27, 2017 2:34 pm)
CAPTURING THE TIGER II (April 17, 2017 2:46 pm)
VETERANS MEET FOR EXHIBITION OPENING (April 7, 2017 9:35 am)

Tiger II

Repainted Tiger II Jagdtiger

THE TIGERS REPAINTED

Apr 27, 2017No Comments

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.

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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. 

Henschel King Tiger

PORSCHE AND HENSCHEL TURRETS?

Mar 24, 20176 Comments

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?

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. 

Tiger Collection Updates

TIGER COLLECTION UPDATES

Feb 14, 2017No Comments

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.

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MOVING THE KING TIGER PORSCHE

Jan 24, 2017No Comments

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 Tank Museum's King Tiger Porsche

VEHICLE HISTORY: TIGER II (Pre-Production)

Jan 17, 2017No Comments

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. 

King Tiger Henschel

VEHICLE HISTORY: TIGER II (Production)

Jan 11, 2017No Comments

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.