The story of the Tiger family is complicated and convoluted. The German Army’s desire for a heavy tank dates back to before the outbreak of war, and the development process that led to the tanks which eventually took to the
For the new Tiger Collection, The Tank Museum’s Jagdtiger and Tiger II with pre-production turret were repainted to show how they looked when they were captured in 1945. Both tanks are now painted in RAL 7028, known as Dunkelgelb.
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?
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.
After six weeks of building work, the Tiger exhibition is gradually taking shape. With the painting of the space complete, the repainting of the Tiger II Porsche and Jagdtiger can commence.
To make room for the Tiger Collection, several vehicles had to be moved. This included the pre-production Tiger II, or King Tiger Porsche.