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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

Panzer III

PANZER III AND THE TIGER

May 10, 20172 Comments

It might seem odd to find a post about the Panzer III on the Tiger Collection Blog, but in fact during the early days of the Tiger’s service the Germans used the two tanks closely alongside each other. Building on

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, 20178 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?

Jagdtiger Capture

CAPTURING THE JAGDTIGER

Mar 03, 2017No Comments

The Tank Museum’s Jagdtiger has chassis no. 305004. It was one of eleven (plus an unarmoured prototype) which were fitted with the Porsche suspension system. 

First Tiger I knocked out

FIRST TIGER I KNOCKED OUT BY THE BRITISH

Feb 28, 20172 Comments

While Tiger 131 was the first intact Tiger I to be taken back to Britain, it was not the first to be knocked out. This occurred several months earlier, by the 17th/21st Lancers.

First Tiger I

THE FIRST TIGER I

Feb 27, 2017No Comments

Although The Tank Museum have the first Tiger I to be captured by the British, it was not the first Tiger I to be produced.

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. 

THE LEGEND OF THE TIGER TANK

Dec 08, 20166 Comments

Was the Tiger really the King of the Battlefield in Word War Two? Few tanks inspire as much awe and fascination as The Tiger Tank, but does it warrant its reputation?