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German Soldiers

SECOND WORLD WAR VETERANS: GERMANS PART ONE

Apr 12, 20173 Comments

The Tiger Collection features the memories of a number of veterans who fought in and against the Tiger. This short series of “Second World War Veteran” articles takes a more detailed look at the experiences of both British and German

Henschel King Tiger

PORSCHE AND HENSCHEL TURRETS?

Mar 24, 20178 Comments

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?

First Tiger I knocked out

FIRST TIGER I KNOCKED OUT BY THE BRITISH

Feb 28, 20172 Comments

While Tiger 131 was the first intact Tiger I to be taken back to Britain, it was not the first to be knocked out. This occurred several months earlier, by the 17th/21st Lancers.

King Tiger at Le Plessis Grimoult

KNOCKING OUT A KING TIGER

Feb 28, 20171 Comment

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. 

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN COMET

Feb 28, 20174 Comments

In the wooded countryside close to the Aller River in Germany, a small action took place between a lone Tiger and Comet tanks belonging to 3rd Royal Tank Regiment in 11th Armoured Division.

First Tiger I

THE FIRST TIGER I

Feb 27, 2017No Comments

Although The Tank Museum have the first Tiger I to be captured by the British, it was not the first Tiger I to be produced.

Tiger 131 Engine

TIGER 131 ENGINE MAINTENANCE

Feb 14, 2017No Comments

Tiger 131’s engine is undergoing some routine maintenance, to make sure it is in perfect working order in time for Tiger Day VII on 29 April. 

Tank Museum crew on the set of Fury

TIGER 131 STARS IN FURY

Jan 10, 2017No Comments

In 2015 Tiger 131 took a two-week trip to star alongside Brad Pitt and one of the Tank Museum’s Shermans in the film Fury.

JOE EKINS

Dec 16, 20164 Comments

Joe Ekins remains one of the most famous WWII British tank gunners for taking down three Tiger tanks with five shots, including that of Nazi panzer ace Michael Wittman. With The Tiger Collection opening in April, it is vital not

THE LEGEND OF THE TIGER TANK

Dec 08, 20166 Comments

Was the Tiger really the King of the Battlefield in Word War Two? Few tanks inspire as much awe and fascination as The Tiger Tank, but does it warrant its reputation?