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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

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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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WHY TIGER 131?

Apr 16, 20181 Comment

Today Tiger 131 is probably the most famous tank in the world.  Of the six surviving Tiger I’s, it is the only one numbered 131. 

Tiger 131's driver's hatch

TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART VI ODDITIES

Apr 02, 20182 Comments

In Part VI of the story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the quirks of the tank are revealed.  Tiger 131 was captured in April 1943.  In September 1951 it was passed to the Tank Museum where it soon became one of

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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

Tiger 131 engine

TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART IV THE HULL

Dec 13, 20171 Comment

Part IV of the story of Tiger 131’s restoration covers the final stages of work on the hull, including interior details and fitting the engine. 

Tiger 131 turret Tank Museum

TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART III THE TURRET

Sep 26, 20174 Comments

Part III in the restoration of Tiger 131 covers the repair of the turret, including removing the gun, removing rust, and painting the interior and exterior.  

Tiger 131 Driver's hatch

THE DRIVER’S HATCH OF TIGER 131

Sep 22, 20172 Comments

The driver’s hatch on Tiger 131 was replaced in May 1943 by the British after capture. The result of this early repair was that Tiger 131 spent several years with an incorrect part fitted.