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
Few living people can claim to have ridden in a World War Two Tiger Tank – you have the chance to be one of them. The Tank Museum are giving you the opportunity to ride inside Tiger 131 on Tiger Day
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.
Tiger 131 is the most famous tank in The Tank Museum’s collection and arguably the most famous tank in the world.
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.
Tank construction has always been a labour intensive, expensive process. The need to manufacture far larger numbers during the Second World War saw the warring powers adapt existing factories for the job.
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