tiger tank collection

Ken Tout British Veteran

SECOND WORLD WAR VETERANS: BRITISH PART THR...

May 18, 2017No Comments

The Tiger Collection features the memories of a number of veterans who fought in and against the Tiger. This short series takes a more detailed look at their experiences. This third post focuses on two British soldiers, Ernest Slarks and Ken

Repainted Tiger II Jagdtiger

THE TIGERS REPAINTED

Apr 27, 20177 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.

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. 

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.

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.

date with a tank

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.

Virtual reality Tiger 131

INSIDE TIGER 131: VIRTUAL REALITY

Jan 26, 20171 Comment

Explore Tiger 131 with World of Tanks Virtual Reality 360°. Richard Cutland from Wargaming takes you through The Tank Museum’s most famous tank. 

moving king tiger porsche

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.

Moving Jagdtiger

MOVING THE JAGDTIGER

Jan 24, 2017No Comments

In preparation for The Tank Museum’s new exhibition, The Tiger Collection, several vehicles had to be relocated. This included the Jagdtiger, which was moved for the first time in at least 50 years.

Jagdpanther move

MOVING THE JAGDPANTHER

Jan 24, 2017No Comments

To make room for the Tiger Collection, several vehicles had to be moved. This included the Jagdpanther, which was moved for the first time in 40 years.