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WHAT DO PRAMS AND TIGERS HAVE IN COMMON? (August 31, 2018 9:32 am)
THE MYSTERIOUS AMERICAN TIGER (April 27, 2018 10:54 am)
WHY TIGER 131? (April 16, 2018 3:59 pm)

All posts by Lucy McCalister

Tiger 131 tank workshop restoration

TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART I DISASSEMBLY

Aug 10, 20173 Comments

Tiger 131’s restoration was a long and expensive project, but one that would make the vehicle the most infamous tank in the world. This article starts from the beginning of the restoration progress – the disassembly of the tank. 

PROKHOROVKA AND THE MYTH OF THE LARGEST TAN...

Jul 18, 20174 Comments

For decades the Battle of Kursk has been widely believed to be the largest tank battle in history. In particular the fighting at Prokhorovka on the 12th July is often reported to have involved anywhere from 1200 to 2000 tanks

SOVIET TANKS AT KURSK

Jul 18, 20174 Comments

The Soviet defenders in the Kursk salient had over 1.3 million men, 3500 tanks and 28,000 pieces of artillery and anti-tank guns plus more in reserve. They also built anti-tank strongpoints, bunkers and ditches and laid hundreds of thousands of

GERMAN TANKS AT KURSK

Jul 18, 20171 Comment

The attacking German forces at Kursk amassed 777,000 men and around 2500 tanks and assault guns. This was about 70 per cent of all their tanks on the Eastern Front. 

THE BATTLE OF KURSK – PART I

Jul 17, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Kursk was a massive operation, involving hundreds of thousands of men over hundreds of square miles and several weeks. 

THE BATTLE OF KURSK – PART II

Jul 17, 2017No Comments

Prior knowledge of the German attack enabled the Soviets to bring Operation Citadel to a halt.  Part 2 tells the story of the Soviet counterattack during the Battle of Kursk.

CHANGES TO THE TIGER AFTER 131

Jun 09, 20172 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

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

GAS TURBINE JAGDTIGER

GAS TURBINE JAGDTIGER

May 12, 20175 Comments

Although the gas turbine is a fairly old invention it does not appear to have been considered for tanks until about 1945, when the first prototype – on a Jagdtiger – was developed. Contrary to popular belief the first experimental

Zimmerit King Tiger

ZIMMERIT AND WHY

May 05, 20172 Comments

In the Tiger Collection you may notice that the exterior of the Jagdtiger and Production Tiger II have an unusual texture. This is Zimmerit – a protective layer to decrease the magnetic properties of the tank’s armour.