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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. 

King Tiger Wheels

TIGER WHEELS

Nov 30, 20172 Comments

One of the most distinctive features of the Tiger family is the interleaved and overlapping road wheels.

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.

TIGER 131 RESTORATION: PART II HULL & ...

Aug 31, 2017No Comments

Part II of the story of the restoration of Tiger 131 to running order. After disassembly, restoring and reassembling the hull and suspension was the next step. 

T1E1 HEAVY TANK – AN ALLIED TIGER I?

Aug 21, 20173 Comments

Every effort has been made over the years to identify an Allied tank that was similar to the German Tiger. None have ever really been successful although a few tanks came close, notably the T1E1.

THE MYSTERY OF THE TIGER RECOVERY VEHICLE

Aug 18, 20171 Comment

These pictures have invariably been identified as an improvised Tiger recovery vehicle, photographed in Italy in 1944, but is it? Renowned tank historian David Fletcher examines the myth. 

NORTH AFRICA VETERAN REG HUNT REMEMBERS

Aug 16, 2017No Comments

In June 2017 North Africa veteran Reg Hunt, aged 101, visited The Tank Museum and spoke about his experiences as a soldier before and during the Second World War.

Charlie Burgess Villers-Bocage

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