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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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WHAT DO PRAMS AND TIGERS HAVE IN COMMON?

Aug 31, 2018No Comments

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

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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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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 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. 

THE MYSTERY OF THE TIGER RECOVERY VEHICLE

Aug 18, 20171 Comment

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 TIGER FAMILY PART I – TO THE TIGE...

Jun 05, 20171 Comment

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

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SECOND WORLD WAR VETERANS: BRITISH PART THR...

May 18, 2017No Comments

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

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PANZER III AND THE TIGER

May 10, 20172 Comments

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

CAPTURING THE TIGER II

Apr 17, 2017No Comments

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.