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.
David Fletcher looks into the story of one of the first Tiger II (King Tiger) being knocked out in Le Plessis Grimoult, using only luck and a two inch mortar.
In the wooded countryside close to the Aller River in Germany, a small action took place between a lone Tiger and Comet tanks belonging to 3rd Royal Tank Regiment in 11th Armoured Division.
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’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.
In 2015 Tiger 131 took a two-week trip to star alongside Brad Pitt and one of the Tank Museum’s Shermans in the film Fury.
Joe Ekins remains one of the most famous WWII British tank gunners for taking down three Tiger tanks with five shots, including that of Nazi panzer ace Michael Wittman. With The Tiger Collection opening in April, it is vital not
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?