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Tank Chat 47 King Tiger

TANK CHATS #47 KING TIGER

Apr 16, 2018No Comments

Known variously as the Tiger Ausf. B, Tiger II or Königstiger (the British also referred to it as the ‘Royal Tiger’), 489 Tiger IIs, were produced at the Henschel assembly plant, between January 1944 and March 1945. However, despite lacking

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

Tiger Day IX

NEW! SUNDAY TIGER PREMIUM TICKETS

Apr 02, 2018No Comments

Due to popular demand, Tiger Premium tickets are now available for Sunday, the day after Tiger Day, so you can make Tiger Day into a full weekend! This ticket price INCLUDES entry to Tiger Day on Saturday.

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

Our Henschel resized

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 Day IX

TIGER DAY IX – 28 APRIL – AT TH...

Jan 12, 2018No Comments

Tiger Day IX will mark the 75th anniversary of Tiger 131’s capture by British forces in the Second World War, making the arena outing of this unique tank an even more momentous occasion. The Museum’s Tiger 131, a world-famous Second

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.

Sturmtiger assault gun

THE STURMTIGER’S GUN

Nov 01, 20171 Comment

Most members of the Tiger family were armed with an anti-tank gun optimised for armour penetration. However there was one exception. The Sturmtiger was fitted with a 38cm calibre weapon that had a very different role.