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Unknown Tiger

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.

Panzer III

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

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

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.

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?