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TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART IX RESTORATION ...

Feb 20, 2019No Comments

In Part IX of the story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the Tiger has its Tankfest and Tiger Day debut. Tiger 131 was captured in April 1943.  In September 1951 it was passed to the Tank Museum where it soon became

Driving home

TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART VIII THE FINAL ...

Feb 20, 2019No Comments

In Part VIII of the story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the Tiger ‘s restoration nears completion. Tiger 131 was captured in April 1943.  In September 1951 it was passed to the Tank Museum where it soon became one of the

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TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART VII BATTLE DAMA...

Feb 20, 2019No Comments

In Part VII of the story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the Tiger reveals its battle damage. Tiger 131 was captured in April 1943.  In September 1951 it was passed to the Tank Museum where it soon became one of the

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THE MYSTERIOUS AMERICAN TIGER

Apr 27, 20184 Comments

The photograph used in the header image is not Tiger 712 The US Army’s Armor School at Fort Benning holds a Tiger tank captured in Tunisia, with a contested heritage, but likely a longer service than Tiger 131 , read 

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WHEN DID BRITISH INTELLIGENCE LEARN OF THE ...

Apr 23, 2018No Comments

Surprisingly, British intelligence did not know of the Tiger until months after its deployment, and years after Germany launched its requirement.

THE PANZERKOMPANIE

Mar 06, 20182 Comments

In some ways seeing Tiger 131, or any tank for that matter, at the Tank Museum is slightly misleading and doesn’t necessarily give a full impression of the impact they had at the time.  This is because, for all their

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SAME SIZE DIFFERENT ROUND

Feb 09, 20183 Comments

The Tiger I was armed with an 88mm gun. The Tiger II was also armed with an 88mm gun. However, if you tried to fire a round for one through the other, it wouldn’t fit. Why should this be? 

Tiger Tank with turret off and scorch damage

TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART V A SETBACK AND...

Feb 02, 20183 Comments

In Part V of the story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the engine blows and the Tiger is repainted after research reveals its original camouflage. Tiger 131 was captured in April 1943.  In September 1951 it was passed to the Tank Museum

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VILLERS-BOCAGE VETERAN CHARLIE BURGESS

Aug 10, 2017No Comments

As part of the Museum’s veteran interview programme, former 8th Hussar, Charlie Burgess was recently filmed about his experiences as a tank driver during the Second World War, including action at Villers-Bocage. Charlie joined the Army in November 1940 as

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BACKGROUND TO THE BATTLE OF KURSK

Jul 11, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Kursk was one of the most decisive battles of the Second World War.  Fought between the 5th July and 23rd August 1943, it began with a strong German attack, but ended with the Soviet Union having taken