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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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THE MYSTERIOUS AMERICAN TIGER

Apr 27, 20184 Comments

The photograph used in the header image is not Tiger 712 The US Army’s Armor School at Fort Benning holds a Tiger tank captured in Tunisia, with a contested heritage, but likely a longer service than Tiger 131 , read 

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WHEN DID BRITISH INTELLIGENCE LEARN OF THE ...

Apr 23, 2018No Comments

Surprisingly, British intelligence did not know of the Tiger until months after its deployment, and years after Germany launched its requirement.

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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. 

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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. 

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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 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.