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
Prams of the big, old-fashioned kind had overlapping wheels. Why? Overlapping wheels can be larger in diameter for the same length of chassis. Larger wheels have less rolling resistance, meaning that they need less energy to roll over the same
Surprisingly, British intelligence did not know of the Tiger until months after its deployment, and years after Germany launched its requirement.
One of the most distinctive features of the Tiger family is the interleaved and overlapping road wheels.
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.
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.
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
The Tiger Collection features the memories of a number of veterans who fought in and against the Tiger. This short series takes a more detailed look at their experiences. This third post focuses on two British soldiers, Ernest Slarks and Ken
It might seem odd to find a post about the Panzer III on the Tiger Collection Blog, but in fact during the early days of the Tiger’s service the Germans used the two tanks closely alongside each other. Building on
The Tiger II with Production turret on display in the Tiger Collection was built in July 1944 by Henschel and given Fahrgestell Nummer (chassis number) 280093.